North Texas Dentistry Volume 9 Issue 3 2019 ISSUE 3 DE - Page 28

community news A fully equipped laboratory includes lab hand pieces, lathes, model trimmers and vacuums. DCDS Dental Assisting School Opening June 2019 t is with much excitement that we announce the DCDS Dental Assisting School will begin its inaugural program in June 2019. A subsidiary of the Dallas County Dental Society (DCDS), the school’s program consists of both comprehensive classroom training and a shadowing/clin- ical externship program where students will be placed with DCDS member dentists—in general practice as well as the den- tal specialties. DCDS member dentists will be given first oppor- tunity to hire new, fully trained dental assistants from each graduating class. I 28 NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY | DCDS Dental Assisting School will provide foundational knowl- edge to prepare students to satisfy additional training and test- ing requirements of the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. The school’s new state-of-the-art facility in North Dallas fea- tures four fully equipped treatment rooms with cutting edge dental technology, a fully equipped laboratory, a strategically- designed sterilization/infection control area and a digital radi- ography area supporting Dexis and Orthopantomograph technology. One operatory is additionally outfitted as a world- class learning center, with high-tech recording capabilities to broadcast live patient webinars. TM TM