PORTLAND — While many Maine high school students go to summer camp to sail, camp or play basketball, a group of 20 students this week is attending a camp to learn about dentistry.

The University of New England is hosting its third annual Dental Careers Exploration Camp. The camp kicks off Sunday and runs through Tuesday on the school’s Portland campus.

While at camp, students will learn about various dental techniques on a patient simulator, including drilling and filling teeth. They’ll also spend time at local dental offices.

The University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine is slated to open in the fall of 2013.


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