Navigation Links
High Schoolers Can 'Smile' While Exploring Dental Careers at Summer Camp in Maine
Date:6/18/2012

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

With the official start of summer this week, many high school students have shifted gears from school studies to summer camp. But not all set their sights on traditional camp activities like swimming, fishing, or arts & crafts. In fact, 20 teenagers in Maine and New Hampshire have chosen to "open wide" to an innovative and interesting alternative -- the University of New England's third annual “Dental Careers Exploration Camp” taking place Sunday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 26, 2012 on UNE's Portland Campus.

Students hail from the Maine towns of Norway, Saco, Ashland, Chebeague Island, Fort Fairfield, Berwick, North Berwick, Lisbon, Wade, Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunk, Holden and Fort Kent, and from New Hampshire's Pelham and Lisbon communities.

On Monday, June 25, the high schoolers will get hands-on exposure to various dental techniques in a clinical setting on a patient simulator, including drilling and filling teeth. On the morning of Tuesday, June 26, students will job shadow at dental offices in the area.

“The need for increased access to dental care in Maine is great,” said James Koelbl, Dean of UNE’s College of Dental Medicine, scheduled to open in the fall of 2013. “We hope this camp will inspire our next generation of dentists. Forty-one percent of Maine’s dentists are 55 years or older, and the American Dental Education Association has forecasted that in five years, more dentists will be retiring from the work force than graduating from school.”

Time Warner Cable is among this year’s sponsors as part of the company’s Connect a Million Minds philanthropic initiative to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“We share a commitment with UNE to inspire the next generation of scientists, innovators and problem-solvers,” said Paul S. Schonewolf, Time Warner Cable’s area vice president of operations. “UNE’s dental camp is a great way for young people to discover their potential for careers in science and technology as well as help address an issue of critical importance in Maine – the acute shortage of dentists.”

UNE’s Dental Careers Exploration Camp is sponsored by Time Warner Cable, TD Bank and the Maine AHEC Network.

About University of New England

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the liberal arts, sciences, health and medicine; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maine’s only medical school. Its two distinctive campuses on the coast of southern Maine offer student-centered interprofessional programs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy, and College of Graduate Studies. The College of Dental Medicine will enroll its inaugural class in 2013. For more information, visit http://www.une.edu.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9614721.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
2. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
3. Breathing Smog While Pregnant May Worsen Asthma in Offspring
4. Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC
5. 1 in 3 Teens Admits to Texting While Driving
6. Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
7. Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC
8. From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes
9. Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?
10. 2 new studies show connection between sleepiness and pro-athlete careers
11. Wilderness Medicine founder offers health tips for summer season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris ... of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking ... in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, ... a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, ... hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, ... relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, ... By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... in life sciences content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review ... 16 -18, 2017. Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation ... scientific team that developed an innovative way to use ... of the delivery of new drugs. ... Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from ... Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , ... Following a ... sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and ... been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today ... news and information. The Newsroom is the ... and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows ... having access to a wealth of resources at their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: