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Dental Hygienist Training with Dentist - Laurel Health is Sponsoring Local Students Who Want to Become Dental Hygienists

Laurel Health & Penn College Team Up to Offer Dental & LPN Sponsorships

By Kristy Warren


The Laurel Health Centers are working diligently with community partners to support staff development as part of their mission to expand access to dental and family medicine services in our area. To that end, Penn College and Laurel Health have teamed up to offer a local sponsorship opportunity to those interested in pursuing careers as a dental hygienist or licensed practical nurse (LPN).


Laurel Health will provide an annual grant-funded sponsorship for students accepted to Penn College’s dental hygienist and LPN programs to support the recruitment and training of new clinical staff. These programs offer small class sizes, access to state-of-the-art equipment, and innovative programming that primes students for success as well as a guaranteed two-year job placement at a Laurel Health location to further their work experience and skillset. Grant funding for this sponsorship was supported by the Laurel Health Foundation. 


Local students who are applying for acceptance into one of these Penn College programs will be eligible to apply for the Laurel sponsorship funds. Preference will be given to candidates who live in Tioga, Bradford, or Potter County. Laurel Health will provide up to $12,500 in assistance per person to qualified candidates. As part of this partnership, sponsored students will commit to providing at least two years of service at a Laurel Health location after graduation with the opportunity for permanent placement after fulfilling their service commitment.


Sponsorship spots are limited, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply today. Sponsorship applications are due August 31, 2022.


To learn more about the sponsorship program or to request an application, contact Wendy Joachim, Laurel Health Executive Assistant, at 570-662-1945 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..