Dental hygiene students score big at competition

NORWALK - Team Cerritos' presence was felt at the California Dental Hygienists' Association meeting in Anaheim on April 12.Every year, Cerritos College's dental hygiene students compete in an annual statewide table clinic competition. A total of 83 students from nine schools competed this year. The table clinic competition is a table top presentation addressing a topic in dental hygiene. Students are judged on the quality of the board, the quality of the presentation and topic. Team Cerritos won first place in the Informational Category with "Rheumor Has It: The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis & Periodontal Disease" by David Whaley and Nicole Pelc. The team also took second place in the Original Research Category with "Unmasking the Truth: Testing the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency of Face Masks When Exposed to Aerosol" by Susie Magana, Madona Joseph and Nadia Nava. "We are proud of the hard work and team spirit that these students demonstrated in representing the Cerritos College dental hygiene program", said Adelle Krayer, director of the Cerritos College dental hygiene program. In June, three teams of students will be taking their presentations to the American Dental Hygienists' Association National competition in Boston, Massachusetts.

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02