Athol Daily News – Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrates Dental Teaching Clinic Improvements With Ribbon Cutting


Posted: 10/10/2022 1:06:38 PM

Modified: 10/10/2022 13:06:27

GARDNER – On Sept. 28, students, faculty and administrators at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Dental Education Clinic celebrated the completion of improvements to their clinic made possible by the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts and a grant in capital for Massachusetts skills from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts workforce. Skills Cabinet, Executive Directorate of Education.

“The college is eternally grateful for the support we receive from our funders and legislators in pursuing our mission,” said Heather Layton, MWCC’s executive director of resource development and strategic initiatives. “Today, we express our deepest gratitude to our funding partners, Dr. Amie Shei, President and CEO of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, and Robert LePage, Assistant Secretary of Professional Education for Massachusetts Without who we wouldn’t be here today.”

Improvements to the dental training clinic include a state-of-the-art Sterilization and Infection Control Center, enabling the program to offer new certification programs and continuing education in infection control and safety. In addition, the patient treatment rooms received new furniture and equipment as well as X-ray equipment. The new X-ray equipment has enabled the creation of the only Board-approved radiation health and safety certification course in the region and meets licensing requirements in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The upgrades also allow the MWCC clinic to accommodate students in the Monty Tech dental program.


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