Minister praises new dental facility

21 March, 2016 / infocus

A state-of-the-art clinical skills facility has been unveiled at New College Lanarkshire by MSP Dr Alasdair Allan.

The dental facilities at the Coatbridge Campus include an intra-oral camera linked to an adjacent teaching room and a new phantom-head laboratory. The new equipment will be mainly used by dental nurse students, who will relocate from the stand-alone clinic at Strathclyde Business Park in Bellshill.

Dr Allan, who is the minister for learning science and Scotland’s languages, also opened a new science area at the college which boasts fully equipped teaching laboratories for students studying general science, biology, chemistry and physics. He said: “The facilities I have seen will truly offer dental and science students in the area the very best training available and New College Lanarkshire and its staff can be immensely proud of this facility.”

Martin McGuire, Principal of New College Lanarkshire, said: “We are extremely proud of our new dental and science facilities, which further establishes New College Lanarkshire as a sector-leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. We are looking forward to welcoming new students, employers and sector professionals for years to come.”

New College Lanarkshire was formed by the merger of Cumbernauld College and Motherwell College in November 2013. Coatbridge College joined the new college in April 2014. The college has campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood.

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