Dorsey Schools Donates Oral Health Kits to Downriver School during National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Awareness month. First observed as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941, the American Dental Association held its first observance of Children’s Dental Health Day in 1949 and in 1981 it became the month-long observance that we know today as National Children’s Dental Health Awareness month. Each February, the ADA sets out to raise awareness of not only the importance of oral health, but also helping children develop good, healthy habits when it comes to caring for their teeth and gums.

In support of National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, the Dorsey Schools Woodhaven, MI campus recently donated oral health kits that could be distributed to children in the local community. Over 140 oral health kits (each containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss) were donated to Erving Elementary School in Woodhaven, which could then be distributed to students by the school’s administration. The Dorsey Schools Woodhaven campus offers training for students to pursue a variety of career paths, including becoming a Dental Assistant. “This just made sense all the way around. Dorsey Schools has a history of not only providing quality career training here in Michigan since 1934, but we pride ourselves in giving back within our local communities,” commented John Barnes, President and CEO of Dorsey Schools. “In addition, as a school that is training future dental healthcare professionals, we know firsthand the value and the benefit of children developing and maintaining good oral health habits at an early age.” In addition to Dental Assistant training, the Dorsey Schools Woodhaven campus also offers other training programs such as Medical Assistant, Medical Administration and Billing, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nurse. There is also a Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy located in Woodhaven, which trains future EMTs and Paramedics. The Dorsey Schools Woodhaven campus serves those living in the various downriver communities as well as residents of Monroe County. The school is located at 19810 West Road in Woodhaven, which is at the northeast corner of West and Allen Roads.

Dorsey Schools was founded in 1934 as the “Calculating and Secretarial Institute” and later renamed “The Dorsey School” by its owner, Ruth Dorsey. Today, Dorsey Schools has campus locations throughout Michigan and offers comprehensive career training in the fields of allied health, nursing, culinary arts, cosmetology, skilled trades, and emergency medical services. Dorsey Schools is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus (which serves as the main campus) and the Dearborn, Roseville, Saginaw, Woodhaven, and Wayne campuses (which are branch campus locations of Madison Heights). Taylortown School of Beauty – a Dorsey Schools location is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and serves as a main campus. To learn more about Dorsey Schools, you may visit online at

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