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Dental Academy Gives High School Students a Taste of Dentistry


BANGOR - High school is a time when many students begin exploring potential career paths. And at Penobscot Community Health Care this week, those pursuing a position in the dental field got a chance at a hands-on learning experience.
The best way to find out if a job is the right fit, is to give it a try. That's what a handful of area high school students got to do at PCHC this week.
"They'll get to sit, they'll get to set up instruments, they'll get to set out trays," says dental assistant, Joe Allen, "they get an all around pretty good idea."
This is the 4th year the health center is holding the dental academy, and students who participate say its a real way to sink your teeth into the business.
They call it a career exploration camp, job shadowing and hands on learning practice for students 14 to 18.
It's a three day program and costs 75-dollars per student but, the organizers say the experience leaves a lasting impression.

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