What can I do with a certificate from MEC?
Our students go on to become:
· Dental Assistants
· Dental Lab Technicians
· Dental Office Administrators
· Dental Hygienists
How big are your classes?
MEC class sizes are kept small so that our students may have the ability to ask questions and practice their skills as many times as necessary. Therefore, classes do fill up quickly! Apply now or contact us to learn more!
When are classes offered?
Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For a list of our upcoming course dates, click HERE.
How long is the course?
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.
Am I able to intern in a Morrison Dental Group office closer to my home?
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.
Do you offer financing?
Yes! We have a variety of financial options! Click HERE to learn more.
How many hours should I expect to devote to this program?
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
Am I able to complete this program while working and taking care of my family?
YES and YES! The majority of our students work while attending our program while also juggling family duties. You CAN do this!
What is included? Will I need to purchase anything for class?
Our program is all-inclusive! All you need to purchase is black scrub pants! Our course includes:
All lab supplies
All internship supplies
Instructional fees and tuition
Job placement assistance
Hands-On Internship Experience
Access to MEC’s Alumni Networking group
When and why did Morrison Education Center begin?
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.
What prerequisites do I need to attend Morrison Education Center?
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.