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New program filling fast

Students are taking a bite out of the new Dental Assistant program at Western Dakota Tech. The program will begin fall 2016 and is in high-demand with an estimated 19 of the 24 spaces already full and nearly 30 prospective students.

Vice President of Accreditation and Advancement, Steve Buchholz, says the program was added because of the need for dental assistants.

"We want our programs to reflect the needs of the community and give our students the best opportunity to obtain employment after graduation," Buchholz said. "There's currently high demand for dental assistants so the program was a natural fit."

Sarah McCormick will be leading the program. McCormick has 7 years of experience in dental assisting.

The Dental Assistant program is a 36 credit hour, 11-month program.

Graduates of the diploma program will attain knowledge in technical and interpersonal skills, obtain the necessary preparation to successfully complete the Dental Assisting National Board's exam (DANB), and have the ability to perform a wide range of tasks.

For more information about the new Western Dakota Tech Dental Assistant program, click here.

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