Pennsylvania college rolling out dental practitioner programs to fill shortages

Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pa., is adding three dental practitioner programs to help fill workforce shortages in the state, CBS 21 reported Dec. 26. 

The school will launch its expanded function dental assistant program in the spring and a dental assistant certificate program in the summer. It also plans to add a dental hygiene associate degree program in the fall.

Pennsylvania has 158 dental professional shortage areas, according to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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