Mesa Campus Dental Hygiene students in front of the AZ Capitol building

Mesa Campus Dental Hygiene students in front of the AZ Capitol building

On Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011, fifty Carrington College – Mesa Dental Hygiene students attended the Capitol Day at the Arizona State Capitol building and complex.  Carrington College was well represented, and definitely was a presence at the statewide assembly of dental hygiene students.

Capitol Day is the opportunity for dental hygiene students to observe and participate in the legislative process, meet the ASDHA 1 (Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association) lobbyists, and legislators. Steve Urie, of Arizona District 22, met with our students and talked to them about the bills before Arizona State Legislature that will affect their future. The group had a tour of the Capitol Buildings, and was able to sit in on senate meetings. Carrington College students also learned of the legal issues concerning dental hygienists’ with real world leaning and ties into the course on ethics and jurisprudence.

Our students came away with a better understanding of the role of the professional organization, and the changes in direction the profession may be facing.

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10 thoughts on “Carrington College – Mesa Dental Hygiene students attended Capitol Day

  1. Thornton Dentist

    Good for them!

    These students need to be exposed to the real world before they get into it. This sounds like a great program to do that.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Dentist Adelaide

    Wow its so great that the students got to be exposed to the real world this is what they need at the end of the day good job.

  3. Bradford Family Dentist

    Looks like everyone had a great time. Great to see the students get some real world dental experience!

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  5. Esther Flinck

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  6. Preston Dentist

    The week-long experience offers an opportunity to an interdisciplinary group , an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed

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  9. Sam Roberts

    This is a great article. I was in there same position and I was put into the real world after graduating. I got a great job for a Chandler Dentist and I also had my internship their.

  10. dentist 4s ranch

    I think students must expand their scope in learning. Its good thing there are event like this for them. Hope this is a regular event.

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