NTC Dental Students Return to Campus with New Safety Protocols

Northwest Technical College dental students returned to campus on May 26 to continue their education on campus until June 19 with safety protocols in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first two weeks, students will work on mannequins with the possibility of working on each other towards the end of each week. During the last two weeks, they will gain experience by spending a majority of the time practicing on each other.

Every student, patient or visitor will be required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing when possible and complete a COVID-19 screen and waiver form upon entry into the lab. They will also be expected to wait in their car and call or text the instructor before entering the college.


Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. For more, visit ntcmn.edu