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Dental Hygiene

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Caruth School of Dental Hygiene undergraduate and graduate students presented at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association meeting in Washington, D.C., June 17 – 23.

Jane Cotter presented her thesis research, “Factors affecting the performance of oral cancer screenings by Texas dental hygienists.” She participated in and won the DENTSPLY/ADHA research competition (see story in awards section).

Also presenting at the meeting were Hailey Ketchersid and Ashley Duvall, who had won first place at HSC-BCD Student Research Day in April. They presented their table clinic, “Redefining the sweet tooth.” Their mentor was Amanda McNiel.

McNiel also attended the meeting and presented her graduate student thesis research, “The nonmedical use of prescription stimulants among dental and dental hygiene students.”

McNiel’s travel expenses to the ADHA meeting were partially funded by the Patricia Clendenin Wessendorff Excellence Fund.

Established within the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, the fund supports students’ extracurricular activities such as research and professional development. It is open to donations from past, present or future dental hygiene students and anyone else who would like to contribute.

Contact the HSC-BCD Office of Communications & Institutional Advancement at 214.828.8214 or smitchelljackson@bcd.tamhsc.edu for more information.