Special to GUIDON
The Dental Assistant Program, offered by the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Dental Activity, Fort Leonard Wood, is scheduled to begin October 2019. The program is open to military, dependents, retirees and DOD ID card holders ages 18 and older, who are U.S. citizens. Due to chemical and x-ray exposure, women who are pregnant will not be considered for this program.
The Dental Assistant Program is a 6-month, 40 hours per week combination classroom and hands-on basic education and clinical skills program. Participation selection will be determined through interview. Those selected will receive intense training in all aspects of dental assisting — from dental radiology to dental anatomy, and from sterilizing dental instruments to chair-side clinic rotations.
Application packets for the Dental Assistant Training Program are now available through June 4 in Bldg. 470, Room 1130, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or download from https://www.facebook.com/ARCFortWood/.
Those selected must be prepared to clear required background checks, complete online volunteer registrations, orientations and acquire all necessary immunizations. Selectees must provide their own transportation and child care needs.
Questions can be directed to the American Red Cross office at 573.596.0300.