LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) - Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced, computer-controlled injection technologies, today announced that Valencia College will be implementing Milestone's STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® (STA System) in their Dental Hygiene program.
Valencia College's Dental Hygiene program was established in 1977 and is fully accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. As of 2012, over 600 dental hygienists have graduated from the program. Valencia's dental hygiene program supports a fully functional dental hygiene clinic where students provide preventive dental hygiene services to the student population, as well as to the general public. The program's first local anesthesia course which began in January 2013 will incorporate Milestone Scientific's STA System into the curriculum.
Pamela Sandy, RDH, MA, Program Chair of the Dental Hygiene program at Valencia College, stated, "We are very excited to introduce the STA System into our curriculum and provide our students with a high quality learning experience. We have received positive feedback from patients and faculty members; specifically, how comfortable the patient felt while receiving the injection. By training students in the latest innovative technology, we are helping them stay at the forefront of their field, which will not only help their patients, but also make these students more marketable as they enter the workforce. It has been a pleasure working with Milestone and we look forward to utilizing the STA System in future courses."
Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, commented, "We continue to see a positive trend in terms of adoption of our technology within colleges and universities. Our computerized drug delivery technology provides a safe clinical experience that benefits patients and students alike."
About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering advanced computer-controlled drug delivery technologies for the medical and dental markets and currently sells its award-winning products through a global distribution network serving North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. For more information on the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® instrument and other innovative Milestone products, please visit the Company's web site found at www.milestonescientific.com.
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