New Jersey
Dental Hygienists' Association
Rowan College at Burlington County
900 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


Gail Vasilenko, MA, RDH, CDA

Student Advisor
Faith Zimnes, RDH

Rowan College at Burlington County
(formerly known as Burlington County College)

Additionally, these freshman, who all achieved at least a 3.0 GPA, were identified as recipients of the Delta Dental Scholarship

  • Alexa Brown
  • Samantha Bruno
  • Sarah Glatzer
  • Raquel Monbleau
  • Skylar Sabol

Rowan College at Burlington County
Presents 2018 Awards at RCBC Breakfast

The Dental Hygiene Program presented a number of awards to seniors during the  Awards Breakfast on 4.28.18. Award recipients were:
  • Megan Stewart, Dental Hygiene Award for the Highest non-Matriculated GPA of the Class
  • Taylor Paglione, the NJDHA Gurenlian Student Leadership Award
  • Jessica Scanlon, the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award
  • Brenda Hunt, Sigma Phi Alpha
  • Adebola Adesina, Sigma Phi Alpha
  • Athena Chen, Southern-NJDHA Award
  • Keannie Reyes, Southern NJ Dental Society Award​
RCBC Dental Hygiene Students, Nominated Faith Zimnes for 2017 Award

Congratulations to Faith Zimnes, RDH, MA, Winner of the 2017 Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award!

Faith was nominated by the 2017 graduates at Rowan College at Burlington County Dental Hygiene Program. Click here to read the nominating essay.

Congratulations to Michael Carson!!

Michael Carson is the 2019 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Rowan College in Burlington County!

RCBC Students Start New Externship

Rowan College at Burlington County’s dental hygiene student, faculty and nursing faculty were treated to a 1 hour discussion with Angie Stone, RDH, BS the author of Dying from Dirty Teeth: Why the Lack of Proper Oral Care Is Killing Nursing Home Residents and How to Prevent It. Ms. Stone talked about her experiences with the elder community and their unique oral health care conditions. She identified the disconnection of oral care services between the dental and medical fields. This breakdown in collaboration of services occurs from the time when your geriatric patient leaves your dental office practice environment and goes into assisted living or skilled nursing facilities.

As our senior population makes their way into these programs, their discontinuation of optimal oral care causes rapid oral health deterioration. This occurrence is linked to the rapid decline in overall health. Angie Stone has experience, evidence-based outcomes and viable protocols in place for elder oral health care and improved quality of life. The only missing ingredient is a large dental hygiene grassroots movement.

RCBC dental hygiene program director Linda Hecker was so inspired by Angie Stone’s book that she is implementing Dying from Dirty Teeth into the senior Public Health curriculum. Senior externships, including brushing and flossing residents’ teeth at a local Assisted Living Community, are in the planning stages. These externships will hopefully begin in the Spring 2019 semester.

GKAS- February 1, 2019

​RCBC dental hygiene students were in full force for the Give Kids a Smile event on February 1st. Senior and freshman dental hygiene students participated in radiology, child and parent patient education, chairside dental assisting and sterilization. Child buddies helped escort the children to their areas of oral health needs, as well as hand washing stations and ending their day with personal cuddle time with the therapy dogs in training.

For the 14th year in at RCBC under the leadership of Linda Hecker, and with help from the strong volunteer dental community in south Jersey, we continually offer a day of complete dental treatment in a child friendly environment

Mark your calendars for: February 7, 2020​​​​​​​​​​​​