Our students go on to become:
· Dental Assistants
· Dental Lab Technicians
· Dental Office Administrators
· Dental Hygienists
While students complete lab and lecture portions of our course, we believe the “ah-ha” moments of learning come through hands-on experience. All students complete a minimum of 88 internship hours (8 hours per week) in our Morrison Dental Group Offices.
Absolutely! Many Morrison Dental Group dental offices work with interns! While you will need to come to Norge or Midlothian (classes coming soon!) for classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings, internship hours may be completed in other locations. Contact our Program Administrator to learn more.
Classes last for 4 hours every Monday and Wednesday evening. Class is split between lecture time and lab time. Students must also complete 8 internship hours every week.
Semester’s Hourly Breakdown:
- Lecture: 44 hours
- Lab: 44 hours
- Internship: 88 hours
- Total: 176 hours
YES and YES! The majority of our students work while attending our program while also juggling family duties. You CAN do this!
Our program is all-inclusive! All you need to purchase is black scrub pants! Our course includes:
- CPR Certification
- X-Ray Certification
- Scrub top
- Instrument Book
- All lab supplies
- All internship supplies
- Instructional fees and tuition
- Job placement assistance
- Hands-On Internship Experience
- Access to MEC’s Alumni Networking group
MEC was founded in 2012 by Dr. Robert Morrison, Alison Morrison and Becky Morrison. We have a passion for dentistry and noticed a great need in our area for an effective, short-term program to help train the next generation of Dental Assistants. Lectures and textbooks are great, but nothing beats the real-world, hands-on experience that our students receive. Students complete a minimum of 88 internship hours, working alongside our dental professionals during normal business hours. In addition, MEC provides students with job placement assistance including resume and cover letter writing and interviewing practice. These services are available to current students and our alumni. We also have a private online Alumni Networking forum for our current students and alumni to network and post job openings.
You must be 18 years of age and have completed high school or a high school equivalent such as a GED or Homeschool program. MEC will require official proof of completion before you are eligible to enroll in our program.