SANFORD -- The 11 graduating students from the Central Carolina Community College School of Dental Hygiene were saluted with a Pinning Ceremony on May 12 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
Program Director Vicky Wesner introduced the following graduating students during the Pinning Ceremony: Lisa Buxton (Pittsboro), Stephanie Damery (Angier), Brittanie Doornbos (Erwin), Scott Duff (Sanford), Aleesha Gardner (Pine Bluff), Cheryl King (Spring Lake), Amber Loveless (Dunn), Ashley Parker (Pittsboro), Kimberly Rains (Carthage), Evelyn Smith-Sutton (Raleigh), and Tiffany Streeter (Fort Bragg).
Lisa Baker, CCCC Dean of Health Sciences, talked about the accomplishments of the class.
"Together as a team, in 624 clinical hours, you have provided over $183,157.92 worth of preventive dental care at no cost to the patients just by meeting the minimum patient care requirements of the program and we all know that each of you did much more than the minimum," said Baker. "These accomplishments have provided our community with access to care that they would not otherwise have been able to obtain and invaluable referrals to receive additional dental care.
"On top of a very rigorous program, you have completed over 130 community service hours providing free dental care and patient education," said Baker. "You should be proud of all that you have accomplished."
Baker encouraged the graduates to continue to love what they do and face each day with the same determination and passion as they displayed during the dental hygiene program. "This profession is what you make of it. I have loved every minute of, first and foremost, being a dental hygienist and having the opportunity of being a dental hygiene educator because this profession has enabled me to be a part of your journey and the care that you will provide to your patients," she said.
"I know that each of you will take what you have learned here at CCCC and go out into the world of professional dental hygiene practice as an ambassador of our program and a champion for your patients," said Baker.
The following awards were presented:
For more information on the Central Carolina Community College Dental Hygiene program, contact Lora Jackson, CCCC Dental Programs Admissions Counselor, at 919-718-7234 or email email@example.com.
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Members of the Central Carolina Community College Dental Hygiene Class of 2015 are pictured, left to right: first row, Brittanie Doornbos and Amber Loveless; second row, Aleesha Gardner, Ashley Parker, and Cheryl King; third row, Stephanie Damery, Evelyn Smith-Sutton, Kimberly Rains, and Tiffany Streeter; fourth row, Scott Duff. Not pictured is Lisa Buxton. For more information on the Central Carolina Community College Dental Hygiene program, contact Lora Jackson, CCCC Dental Programs Admissions Counselor, at 919-718-7234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.