IU Northwest to host free Dental Education Camp for teens June 10

IU Northwest to host free Dental Education Camp for teens June 10

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

Gary, Ind. -- 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 10 in the region’s only onsite Dental Education Clinic and laboratory.

Teens will tour the facility located in the campus’s Dunes Medical/Professional Building, and meet dental education faculty, staff, and students. They will learn about careers in dentistry, including dental assisting, hygiene, 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.

The camp is open to all high school students. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. To register, visit iun.edu/dentalcamp.

About Indiana University Northwest

One of seven 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 Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students and has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees 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, the region’s only four-year medical doctorate program. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, research, and community 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.