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Rolla Technical Institute

1304 E 10th St
Rolla, MO 65401

General Phone: 573-458-0150
Financial Aid Phone: 573-458-0150
Sector: Public, 2-year

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RTC to offer dental hygienist program next year - Rolla Daily News

Beginning in the fall of 2007, the two-year dental hygienist program will train 10 to 12 students a year. The program that was once offered at the Rolla Technical Center is being restarted thanks to a $1 million federal grant, a $225,000 state development grant and a partnership with Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Mo.“This program is in demand statewide and locally because there’s a tremendous shortage of qualified dental assistants,” Dr. Janece Martin, director of vocational programming for the Rolla Technical Center and the Rolla Technical Institute, said. “We’ve had a lot of support from our local dental association and area dentists because they are very aware of the need for having highly qualified dental hygienists in their offices, and because there is a shortage of them in this area.”The new dental hygienist program will combine resources from the Rolla Technical Center and Missouri Southern University to give students classroom knowledge and hands-on experience. There will be an instructor and a lab assistant at Rolla Technical Center to work with students in the program, but most classroom lectures will be broadcast from Missouri Southern University.“The instructor and the lab assistant that we have here will focus on the hands-on - more available