BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2012) - CDI College, in coordination with the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and the Salvation Army, is hosting Open Wide Community Clinic Day on September 15, 2012.
Student and faculty volunteers from CDI College's Dental Assisting program will lend support to dentists and dental hygienists from UBC to provide a day of free oral healthcare for clients of the Salvation Army. Services will include basic pain relief, restorative dentistry and general dental hygiene.
"CDI College is always looking for ways to give back to the community and UBC's Open Wide Community Clinic Day is such a great initiative to be involved with," said Agnes Yngson, Dental Department Head at CDI College. "Not only can we help provide a service to low-income clients, our students also benefit from receiving even more hands-on training before they have to write their exams."
CDI College has been a proud participant in community dental initiatives for a number of years and has served low-income adults, seniors and students from communities throughout the Lower Mainland including Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey and Coquitlam.
The Dental Assisting program at CDI College is the only private dental assisting program in BC that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). The program provides both comprehensive and intensive education and training leading to a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Students are exposed to activities that utilize the advances in the practice of dentistry. Graduates of this program are eligible to become candidates for the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam, which is a mandatory component for licensure and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Historically, graduates of the CDI Dental Assisting program have received between 97%-100% passing rate in the NDAEB since its implementation in 2007.
For more information on Open Wide Community Clinic Day or the Dental Assisting program at CDI College, please call 1.877.404.4353 or visit cdicollege.ca. Updates of the event can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
About CDI College
CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 24 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma and certificate programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, legal studies, early childhood education, and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.