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News: PCC Extension Offers Infection Control Course for Dental Assistants
Pasadena City College is proud to be the only public institution in the San Gabriel Valley offering a Dental Board of California-approved course in infection control. The course is required for all dental assistants within one year of the date of employment and for registered dental assistant applicants who have not completed a Board-approved program in dental assisting.
“In light of the recent report concerning the 60 dental patients in Oklahoma who have tested positive for hepatitis or HIV due to poor sanitation practices, it is more imperative than ever that dental assistants are properly trained to serve patients,” said Dr. Lorraine Gagliardi, PCC professor of Health Sciences.
Release Date: 06/07/2013