Opportunities Around Virginia to Explore Careers in Dentistry

March 22 – Mountain Empire Community College Dental Explorers Day

MECC’s dental assistant program and Virginia Commonwealth University will host the event, which will familiarize students with the application process and academic preparation for dental school or dental hygienist programs at VCU’s School of Dentistry.

Registration is on a space-available basis and the program is free to attendees.

To register, complete a Google Form application with an unofficial academic transcript and resume at

Lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive a free Dental Explorer Day T-shirt and materials.

For more information, contact Lindsay Smith at or Dr. Emily Bowen at or 276-523-9008.

March 28 – Germanna Community College Health Careers Open House

Learn more about Germanna Community College and our many pathways to success. Be prepared to stop at each of our tour stations to discover a career in dental, nursing, physical therapy assisting, EMS and much more.

Please report to the French Slaughter Building (FSB) at the Locust Grove Campus and check-in at the front lobby.

March 28 • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Locust Grove Campus
2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508

Register for 10 a.m.
Register for 5 p.m.

April 5 – Wytheville Community College Dental Education and Career Fair

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. * set-up at 8:00 a.m.

Lunch, Tables & Chairs Provided 

Contact Amber Shuler, WCC Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Program Head, (276) 223-4831,

Details and Registration

April 15 – VCU Dental Hygiene Virtual Open House

The VCU Dental Hygiene Program holds virtual information sessions for all of those interested. We will go over the basics of the program, as well as admissions requirements and the application process. We will navigate through the website from beginning to end, highlighting the information that pertains to preparing for entry into our dental hygiene program. This is also a great opportunity to ask specific questions you may have. Below you can register for one of our upcoming virtual open house dates.


April 20 – Northern Virginia Community College Medical Education Campus Open House

Registration for students to learn more about NOVA’s Medical Education Campus Programs, including dental assisting and dental hygiene. For more information, contact Campus and Community Relations Coordinator Vickie Beamon at

Register for April 20 MEC Campus Open House

May 9 - 20th Anniversary VIP Reception and Celebration 

May 11 MEC Family and Friends Fest

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