IUNW to host free Dental Education Camp for teens

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Chayce Eaton, a senior in IU Northwest's dental hygiene program, demonstrates a technique for a high school student during a recent summer camp to help prospective students explore careers in the dental field. (Provided)

High school students can learn about careers in dental assisting, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology

Indiana University Northwest invites high school students to explore careers in dental education at a free camp from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, June 21 in the region’s only onsite Dental Education Clinic and laboratory.

Teens will tour the facility located in the campus’s Dunes Medical and Professional Building, and meet dental education faculty, staff and students. They will learn about each of the different dental education careers, such as hygienist, assistant and laboratory technician.

Students will use dental mannequins to practice taking impressions, polishing and flossing teeth, taking x-rays and using an intraoral camera. They will learn about oral diseases and mouth abnormalities, as well as how to interpret dental radiographs and how the acidity of bottled water can affect one’s oral health.

Space is limited. To register, visit iun.edu/dentalcamp.

About Indiana University Northwest

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-credit students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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