Dental Assisting Program students learn about new equipment and make career connections at 2017 Charter Oak Dental Meeting
May 10-12, 2017, West Hartford, CT – Nearly 30 students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program at American Institute’s West Hartford campus attended the 2017 Charter Oak Dental Meeting held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The annual event, sponsored by the Connecticut State Dental Association, includes educational sessions and an extensive exhibit hall.
“This meeting gives students the opportunity to see new dental equipment, ask questions from leading vendors, and get hands-on training in the latest technologies,” said Tim Bush, Campus President. “Most importantly, our students are able to meet dental professionals in the area and make connections that could help their career.”
Sessions at this year’s event focused on topics ranging from stress reduction in the office to infection control. “Every year, the students find this event to be an exciting, interesting, and educational experience,” said Mr. Bush.
American Institute’s participation in the Charter Oak Dental Meeting benefits students in many ways. Students enjoy exceptional learning and networking opportunities, and faculty and staff make important connections in the field as well.
“As a provider of career training for the post-secondary student, activities like this allow them to build their professional network more quickly and effectively in their field of choice, and enhance the ‘soft skills’ learning that occurs for our students throughout their program. Those skills are what employers are in dire need of today,” noted Chief Operating Officer Christopher Coutts.