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Dental Clinic Lead Technical Assistant Travels to Oregon for State-of-the-Art Training

September, 2019
  • New dental lab equipment
    New dental lab equipment

QCC Dental Clinic Lead Technical Assistant Erica McNeaney, just came back from the A-dec dental manufacturing company training facility in Newberg, Oregon.

She learned critical maintenance procedures to maintain our on-site dental clinic and new state-of-the-art dental lab. The skills she learned involved troubleshooting the new patient dental chairs and rebuilding critical components within the delivery system on the dental units. Her newly acquired skills also included troubleshooting and repairing foot controls for the dental chairs, as well as, sterilizing and disinfecting waterline systems and suction systems.

Ms. McNeaney can now disassemble and reassemble control blocks, air/water syringes, foot controls, and overhead lights, which are all parts of the complicated dental delivery system. 

She will be a great asset and her newly acquired skills will be a money saver, as it is very expensive to have repairmen come out for every small problem that results from constant use of the equipment," said Dental Clinic Operations and Facilities Manager Sheryl Ficorilli. "We are proud to have been able to give Erica this opportunity to become a more integral and valuable part of our dental team and to support our students in their learning process."