West Coast University-Orange County Celebrates 22 New Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Awards

Research Award: Lillian Arias, Tiffany Lucas, Merna Girgis, Amanda Gonzalez

Commitment to Ergonomics: Tiffany Lucas

Community Service: Katherine Azurin

Golden Scaler: Taylor Corbino

Outstanding Leadership: Amanda Gonzalez

Colgate Oral Health Adviser S.T.A.R: Tracey Truc Pham

Sigma Phi Alpha Inductees: Tracey Truc Pham and Katherine Azurin

Dean’s Awards: Tiffany Lucas

The friends and family of West Coast University-Orange County bachelors of science in dental hygiene students filled the Orangewood Academy auditorium to celebrate the pinning of 22 graduates on Sept. 7.

After an accelerated 18-month program, the graduates were excited to graduate and join the profession of dental hygiene. Each graduate took the stage to receive their pin and academic stole, signifying their completion of the BSDH program.

WCU faculty then announced the winners of each of the dental hygiene program awards. The categories included awards for research, ergonomics, community service, clinical excellence, and leadership.

The ceremony concluded with the graduates reading the dental hygiene oath, swearing their commitment to improving the oral health of the public and promote high standards of quality care.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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