Dental Hygiene Graduates Pass Exams

(Bradenton, Fla., July 11, 2007) -- One hundred percent of the 10-member 2007 graduating class of the Manatee Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Program passed the Florida Dental Hygiene Licensing Examination and the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination. Graduates of MCC's program have boasted a 100 percent pass rate on the state and national examinations for all seven years of the program's existence.  

Graduates who passed the exams are Laila Bonner, a Sarasota resident; Amy Bradley, Bradenton; Tana Hill, Sarasota; Debra Kirkey, Englewood; Cari-Beth Mathis, Bradenton; Mindy DiBella Petrin, Bradenton; Michelle Caburnay Ramsdell, Myakka City; Jennifer Ross, Sarasota; Christina Tolomei, Holmes Beach; and Jessica Walsh, Sarasota.            

MCC's two-year Dental Hygiene Program was developed in response to local dentists' demand for hygienists. It prepares students for employment as dental health educators and clinicians in a variety of settings that include private dental practice, public health departments, institutional and research facilities, and public and private schools. Graduates receive associate in science degrees and are eligible to take state and national licensing examinations.             

The Dental Hygiene Program is a limited enrollment program. For more information or to get an application for the program, call (941) 752- 5245 or visit

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