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Red Cross Partners With the US Military to Train Dental Assistants


At Fort Leonard Wood in South Central Missouri, eligible applicants can train to become dental assistants, a profession currently in high demand, through a unique partnership between the Red Cross and the United States Army. Many of the participants are military spouses who are then able to obtain employment at military dental clinics. Lasting 6 months, the program encompasses a blend of classroom lectures and practical hands-on training aimed at imparting the necessary theoretical knowledge and clinical skills essential for employment at a military dental treatment facility. Additionally, in certain instances, the program assists participants in readiness for state board certification examinations. The free training program is open to military spouses and retired military members and their spouses. Students are required to become Red Cross volunteers. The Red Cross hopes to start another program soon at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Click here to read more.

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