Dental Hygienist Students Pass Exam Hurdle
Our students prepared for their muy dificil exams with much enthusiasm, as well as unavoidable apprehension.
After a grueling six hours (mercifully divided into 3-hour testing windows), the students all triumphed over multiple choice questions, the task of detailing clinical cases, and those dreaded essay questions.
Hands-on Exam Section
Then each student was required to have a difficult cleaning patient for the clinical exam. Students prepared their patients by taking x-rays, and from those films and from careful observation, assessing the patient's dental needs. A medical history was taken to complete the picture.
Further Experience Required
Even though the students have passed their exams, they must continue to complete requirements such as cleaning the teeth of 50 patients. The standards are very high at this Bolivian school. A program this intense prepares the students according to professional standards elsewhere in the world.
14 Years of Teaching a Marketable Skill to Young Women
For our friends and supporters at Global Giving, we thank you for helping the lives of these young women change dramatically. For over a dozen years, our graduates have become more confident and continue to work as true professionals. We even have a student going on to be a dentist, and what an accomplishment that is!