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Distance Learning: Exploring Oral Health Professions

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Sponsor:  Blue Ridge AHEC

Presenter:  Donna Miller

Date:  Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Session Description:
Exploring Oral Health Professions is a program designed for high school aged Health Occupations students in order to highlight the exciting possibilities and opportunities in the Dental Hygiene field. Students will gain a better understanding of overall oral health care and learn what is necessary to gain entrance into the field both academically and professionally.

Donna Miller, Georgia Highlands Dental Hygiene Program Director, will discuss important issues and topics related to admissions standards, educational requirements, and special tips to ensure the best possible outcomes for students wanting to pursue this career path. This program will air live and will continue with an archived video component on Day 2.

Session Objectives:
Session participants will:

  • Discuss career pathways and specialties in the field of Oral Health
  • Discuss high school preparation
  • Discuss admission/educational requirements, work environments, and salaries
  • Discuss trends in the area of Oral Health
  • Feature the career of Dental Hygiene in the field or Oral Health