RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--It's the only program of its kind here in Northern Nevada, and now the dental assisting program has a whole new wing at Truckee Meadows Community College.
Early Thursday morning, Chamber ambassadors, Pennington Foundation representatives, Northern Nevada Dental Association Representatives, faculty and students gathered around for the official ribbon cutting of the new William N Pennington Dental Wing. The new facility was a gift from the Pennington Foundation.
The new wing has dental labs and improvements to the x-ray technology.
Students see real patients in the clinic, last year there were over six hundred new patients.
The dental assisting and hygiene programs both have 100 percent job placement rates for graduates looking for jobs.
Students at the school offer free dental care for students, seniors and veterans. Other dental services are offered at a lower rate. To make an appointment, you can call 775-673-8247.