Savannah Tech to host Give Kids a Smile Day on Feb. 6
Free dental care for ages 3 to 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will host Give Kids a Smile, a free event for children ages 3 to 18 to receive dental care from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Friday, February 6 in the Eckburg Auditorium (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah 31419). This event is coordinated through a partnership with the Georgia Dental Association, Southeastern Dental District, the Savannah Dental Society and Savannah Technical College’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Departments.
Savannah Technical College’s 83-credit-hour Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program accepts approximately 26 students annually. Students provide clinical patient care as a component of their curriculum requirements. Most students are offered employment positions pending successful completion of two credentialing examinations and licensure. The program has had 100% licensure pass rate for many years.
STC’s Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) American Dental Association (ADA) and prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today’s dental offices. The Dental Assisting program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of dental assisting. Graduates of the program receive a Dental Assisting diploma and are eligible to sit for a national certification examination.
Both programs utilize a competitive admissions process. Students wishing to enter the Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting program must complete an application packet by spring for admission to the fall class. For more information about program admission, please contact STC’s Health Sciences Academic Advisor Ebony Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 912.443.5721) or Dr. Suzanne Edenfield (email@example.com) for Dental Hygiene or Stephanie Derfus (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Dental Assisting.
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Give Kids a Smile Day: Dr. Felix Maher
Health Sciences Academic Advisor:
Ebony Walker 912.443.5352 or email@example.com
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).