Students get hands-on introduction to dental field


March 18, 2020

SCIENCE TEACHER MICHELLE SNYDER, center, and her students gather around an arm to be used to learn how to draw blood. From left are Lilly Lindsey, Brooke Womack, Snyder and Samantha Virtue.

Sweet Home High School seniors Samantha Virtue, Brook Womack and Lilly Lindsey have spent time this year learning to make crowns, working with fillings and taking dental impressions.

They are among 60 high school students statewide who have been traveling to Oregon Health Sciences University since November to participate in the Dental Exploration Program.

In the program, students meet monthly for a lecture presentation, followed by hands-on laboratory projects, with assistance by dental students. Their final session is scheduled for April 1.

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