A two-day intensive program may seem like a drop in the bucket compared to the years of training and education dental students and dental hygiene students undergo, but the process genuinely offers perspective.

With its Mini- Dental Hygiene School May 18 and 19 at Howard University, College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, the Dental Trade Alliance hopes to shed light on the increasing role that the dental hygienist plays in providing oral health care and contributing to a modern dental practice.

Handpiece at the ready, Benco Marketing Communication Manager Rachel Pugh prepares for her next assignment at DTA Mini Dental School in 2014.

Handpiece at the ready, Benco Marketing Communication Manager Rachel Pugh prepares for her next assignment at DTA Mini Dental School in 2014.

At Mini-Dental School West, during that same time period at The University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO, attendees will study how dental practices are run, learn dental anatomy and experience clinical hands-on dental exercises. Designed to help dental manufacturers, distributors, inventors and others in the industry, it offers them vital insight into the needs of their customers

To learn more about either of these events, visit the DTA website