Foundation Awards PTC Ness Grant

Posted on December 28, 2015

Tallahassee, Florida - The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology announced the five winners of the 2016 PTC John Ness Memorial Education Grant: Yojeong Cho, CDT (Costa Mesa, CA); Caitlin Dawson, RG (Norfolk, VA); Ghassan Halabia, CDT (El Cajon, CA); Yvette Morales, CDT, TE (San Antonio, TX); Odena Chinchilla Serrano, CDT (San Gabriel, CA).

The Foundation created this grant in order to support its purpose by recognizing the need for increased accessibility to fundamental education in dental laboratory technology, and partnered with PTC (Productivity Training Corporation). Each winner will be awarded one PTC Ness Academy Hands on Course at no charge, thanks to the generosity of PTC. 

“Attending a PTC Ness Academy Hands on Course is an incredible training opportunity for technicians to enhance their experience in the dental laboratory technology field and help ensure they are creating the best restorations possible," says Foundation Chair Leon Hermanides, CDT. "We couldn’t be more thankful for PTC’s generosity in donating these courses and joining us in determining the future of our profession, and we are excited to announce that PTC has committed to continuing the grant next year."

PTC is located in the southernmost part of Silicon Valley in Morgan Hill, California, and has been training dental professionals since 1978 through dental technician courses that use proven learning systems to help new and existing technicians quickly improve their technical ability. For additional information, visit www.ptcdental.com.

For additional information about the Foundation and its program, visit www.dentallabfoundation.org. The Foundation relies heavily on donations from individuals as well as companies to fund the scholarship and grant programs. Donations are accepted throughout the year.  To support the Foundation, click here.  

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