Dental Hygiene Grant for MCC
Middlesex Community College has received a $499,254 Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant to renovate and upgrade its Dental Hygiene Clinic and Dental Assisting Laboratory.
The grant will support 24 new operatories in its Dental Hygiene Clinic, and reconfigure and upgrade five new operatories in the Dental Assisting Lab, both on the Lowell campus. The facilities support two popular Middlesex health-care programs that lead to Associate degrees in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, as well as a one-year certificate in Dental Assisting.
The grant is part of $10.9 million recently awarded by Gov. Charlie Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet to 33 high schools and educational institutions.
“The equipment purchased by high schools and colleges over the past three years through Skills Capital Grants has directly impacted the educational experience for thousands of Massachusetts students to better prepare them for the workforce,” said Baker.
“We are very grateful for this funding, which will assist us in improving our Dental Hygiene Clinic and Dental Assisting Lab,” said Katherine Gehly, MCC Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Having access to state-of-the-art equipment will not only provide an optimal learning experience for our students, but allow them to provide quality care to the patients the Dental Clinic serves.”
Skills Capital Grants are designed to help high schools, colleges and other educational institutions invest in the most up-to-date training equipment to give their students an advantage when they continue in their chosen field or particular area of study. Skills Capital Grants cover a broad array of fields, from construction and engineering to health care and hospitality.