(PRWEB) July 25, 2005
The students at Pima Medical Institute, 1627 Eastlake Avenue East in Seattle recently captured 1st place in the Dental Assisting School category of the national 2005 Dental Assistants Recognition Week Campaign sponsored by the American Dental Assistants Association and the American Dental Association.
PMI's prize-winning activities were three fold. First, Karen Rebiger, CDA, Dental Assistant instructor for PMI and her students procured a Proclamation from Gov. Christine Gregoire recognizing Dental Assistant Recognition Week. Next, the class set up a Table Clinic in the student lounge area and gave PMI faculty, staff and students advice on dental hygiene. Delicious tooth-shaped cookies helped lure in more reluctant participants. The third major activity was a presentation at a preschool where the students distributed dental hygiene kits that included toothbrushes and floss, as well as hand-made tooth fairy pillows.
ÂThe efforts put forth by you and those who worked with you will go a long way toward educating our professional peers about the contribution made by dental assistants everywhere,Â wrote Kristy S. Borquez, President of the American Dental Assistants Association in a letter informing PMI of their first-place recognition.
ÂWe are so proud of our DA program and Ms. Rebiger's dedication to her students,Â said George Borchers, campus director for the Seattle campus. ÂTheir dedication, enthusiasm and desire to have a positive impact in the community has all of us smiling.Â
The training period for PMI's Dental Assistant program is 30 weeks for day classes for day classes, or 33 weeks for evening classes. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Dental Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.
The Seattle campus offers programs for Dental Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Radiography and Veterinary Assistant.
PMI is one of the premier medical career colleges in the western United States. The privately owned, accredited school provides students with a well-rounded education embracing theoretical classroom studies, as well as on-site training at medical facilities that mirror the working environment they will pursue after graduation.
PMI has been serving students since 1972, with campuses in: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mesa and Tucson, AZ; Denver and Colorado Springs, CO; Seattle and Renton, WA; Las Vegas, NV and Chula Vista, CA. Additional information is available at http://www.pmi.edu or by calling 1-888-442-5998.
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