MTI Dental Assisting Program “We Care Project”

Tooth decay affects more children in the U.S. than any other chronic, preventable disease known.  For school-age children, untreated tooth decay can result in pain and infection contributing to attendance problems while interfering with speaking skills and their ability to learn.  Dental decay can also prevent children from eating the proper nutritious foods, thus contributing to other systemic problems caused by a poor diet.

MTI Dental Assisting Students Kevin Lucas and Laterria Mann help make smiles bright during the MTI Dental Assisting Program's We Care Project event on March 22, 2013.

MTI Dental Assisting Students Kevin Lucas and Laterria Mann help make smiles bright during the MTI Dental Assisting Program’s We Care Project event on March 22, 2013.

“We Care” is the name of a service-learning project facilitated by the Manatee Technical Institute Dental Assisting Program.   Dental assisting students, under the direct supervision of local volunteer dentists, perform pediatric teeth polishing, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and dental radiographs to underserved children of the Manatee School District.  The dentists provide examinations and referrals to those children needing additional restorative treatment and the Manatee District School Nurses locate appropriate resources for free or reduced dental care for the children in need.  The first project event was piloted in the 2008-2009 school year and was a great success. It was originally planned to be a single annual event, however due to the enormous need identified by the school nurses, the program was expanded to occur four times during each school year.The MTI dental assisting program continues to offer this service-learning project each school year to the underserved K-12 students in the ManateeSchool District as the school nurses identify the children with the most need in their assigned sites.  The project not only benefits the children it serves but also provides a valuable experiences to the students of the Dental Assisting Program.  Kimberly Bland, program director of the Dental Assisting Program at Manatee Technical Institute and Cheryl Stuart, school nurse at McNeal Elementary are the coordinators of the project and will continue to work to procure funding and dental community volunteerism to allow the program to continue each school year.

Informational Session Times 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 12, 9:30 am

Wednesday, December 3, 10:00 am

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:30 am

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:30 am

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:30 am

 

Criminal Background Concerns

Criminal Background Concerns

On your Dental Assisting application you will be asked if you have ever been arrested and/or convicted of a crime, (except for minor traffic violations not related to the use of drugs or alcohol). If you have, you must answer yes, and submit a self-explanation as to why you answered yes to this question. Include any final disposition records for all offenses. If the situation requires extensive explanation, attach a separate sheet of paper to the application form.

For further clarification please call Mrs. Kim Bland at 9410-752-8100 ext 2110 or email her at blandk@Manateeschools.net

Manatee Technical Institute requires all Healthcare students to be cleared with a level two FBI live-scan fingerprinting background check prior to enrollment. “At Your Service” is the company we use to complete this process. The cost is $55 payable to them. You may pay with cash, check, money order, deferrals, credit or debit cards. (Discover card not accepted)

Call 941-780-6161 to request an appointment. Complete the paperwork during your appointment time and your results will be electronically sent to our nursing department. MTI will contact you if your results prohibit you from participation in clinicals, licensure and or future employment in the field.

Anticipated Costs and Books

Costs:   2013-2014 School Year   

Tuition at 1230hours, ($2.92 per clock hour)………………    $3591.60

Lab fee …………………………………………………………………     $800.00

Test fee ………………………………………………………………..     $425.00

Application fee……………………………………………………….       $30.00

Registration (paid annually)…………………………………..        $30.00

Parking decal (paid annually) ……………………………………..  $20.00

HOSA (paid annually)…………….………………………………..     $30.00

Drug Screening….…..…………………………………………..……..   $50.00

Health & Safety Fee (paid Annually)……………………………    $14.00

Uniforms……………………………………………………………………   $165.00

ID Badge (paid annually)……………………………………………     $10.00

Uniform patch ………………………… …………………………………    $5.00

 

Tuition paid every three months

 

 

How To Apply

1,  Attend a Dental Assisting information session. At the session you will receive Dental Assisting Program Application materials, Dental Application August 2014, and other  important information.  You will be fully informed about this program.  You will also receive information concerning financial aid.  Call 941.752.8100 for current session dates and times.  The recorded message is updates every Friday.

2. An MTI SCHOOL application is required and can be competed online.   To apply to the school use FireFox or Google Chrome and type into your browser: https://mti.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply. Please do not use Internet Explorer. Use your email as your username.  Please refer to other tabs for your anticipated program start date.   This is the  MTI SCHOOL application, not the Dental Assisting Program application..

3.  Turn in a completed Dental Assisting program application by the deadline date.

If you have met all requirement, you will be considered for selection into this program.  Program selection is based on a point system. Applicant Score Sheet r7-2012.

4.  When selected you will be notified by mail and be given all registration and payment information.

Start Dates

Full Time Day Classes:

January 26, 2015

Application Deadline:                    January 8, 2015 by noon

Registration/Orientation date:       January 16, 2015 8:00am

 

                                                       August 2015, date TBA

Applicaton Deadline:                      TBA

Registration/Orientation date:        TBA

 

Teacher Appreciation

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Dental Assistant student, Myrra Sanchez, appreciates her instructors so much that she created the attached poem as well as baked and decorated cupcakes to look like molars.  The cupcakes are called “Post & Core Cupcakes”, and they were delicious.  Great job Dental Assisting Instructors!!!