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Recent Donation Helps WKCTC Dental Program

West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges dental assisting/dental hygiene program recently received a $5,000 donation from the Purchase Dental Society (PDS), one of eleven dental organizations in the Kentucky Dental Association.

The donation will be used to refurbish the dental assisting programs radiology manikins. Composed of human bone and teeth, the manikins allow students to practice taking X-rays in a way that simulates a real patient and helps the students achieve competency prior to working on human patients.

Local dentist and PDS President Steven Harris said the dental organization wanted to give back to the colleges dental program because it contributes so much to the community.

We could not provide the comprehensive educational experience for our students without the partnership and generosity of the dental community, said Jennifer Miller, WKCTC dental assisting coordinator.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is currently underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 17.