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dental assistant graduates

First group of dental assistants graduates

By: Mike Gavin
Published: September 14, 2020

COLUMBUS (Aug. 3, 2020) — The inaugural class of the Dental Assisting program at Isothermal graduated last week.

A socially distanced pinning ceremony was held for the eleven graduates at the Isothermal Polk Center.

The new graduates are Bethany Acree, Sarah Brackett, Alana Bridges, Brittany Burgo, Deni Cockerham, Lauren Davis, Michaela Franklin, Jessie Hill, Hunter Kilgore, Lauren Scism and Makaylia Suber.

The dental assisting program takes place at the Polk Center in Columbus and at the MAHEC Dental facility on the nearby St. Luke's Hospital campus. Dental assisting is a great career choice that pays well and has great stability and demand. The program only takes one year to complete.

Dental assisting involves helping a dentist in skilled four-handed dentistry and graduates find employment in various types of dental offices.

For more information, contact the program’s director, Stacey P. Jenkins, BSDH, RDH, CDA, at or 828-395-4440. 

Category: Polk Center

Keywords: dental assistants, graduates