UPTON, Mass. – Students from BVT won first place as dental students from across the region recently attended the Yankee Dental Congress 2012 Your Dental Connection event in Boston.
The event is the fifth largest dental meeting in the country, drawing thousands of dental professionals and students from across the Northeast featuring educational courses, informative presentations, industry speakers, and student competitions. Valley Tech Dental Assisting students were among the many in attendance, using the event as an educational opportunity and to challenge themselves against fellow students in the dental assisting field of study.
Valley Tech Dental Assisting seniors Amanda McPhail and Marina Rocha prepared a presentation focusing on the effects nutrition has on the health of teeth and the body. Their thorough presentation included visual aids and various props about the topic. The students competed against post-secondary dental assisting students from throughout the region before a panel of judges, and won first place in the competition.
Frequently, Valley Tech educators organize out-of-school educational trips offering broad exposure to a variety of educational experiences. Off-campus learning is a means for exposing students to a vast array of experiences, which they would not otherwise be exposed to in their school environment, in preparation for work or the pursuit of a post-secondary education.
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills.
The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.