Camden County College

Camden County College


Blackwood, NJ 08012

College Dr

PO Box 200

Dental Dept


Kathy Cybula-Tahmazian, RDH

CCC SADHA club advisor

(856)227-7200 ext


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Adopt a Family for the Holidays


Student Chapter video competition challenge

Camden County College Student Chapter of the ADHA has participated in Adopt a Family for the Holidays program. Students have purchased and donated gifts and food for two adoptive families to brighten their holiday season.

Also, Camden County College Dental Hygiene students have participated in the video competition challenge by the ADHA on “How the pandemic has changed the world of dental hygiene”. Please visit the ADHA Student Leader Facebook Group to view the video and post your comment.

Students have participated in the Give Kids A Smile program throughout the spring semester, providing preventive services to children and adolescents.

Healthy Kids Day Health Fair

The partnership with LARC school for students with special needs expanded this year. Not only did Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students participate in a panel discussion, but they also performed hands-on screenings and in-classroom dental education at LARC.

Additionally, on March 24th, LARC students visited our Dental Clinic for a “Day at the Dentist”. They experienced clinic (with oral hygiene instructions) and dental radiology. We are proud of our Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students for doing an outstanding job giving LARC students an incredible first dental experience.

In the process, Camden County College students learned how to care for and manage patients with special needs. We are looking forward to continuing this valuable partnership.The Camden County College Student Chapter of the ADHA is conducting toiletries drive to support a local women’s shelter.

Shana is the 2024 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Camden Community College.

Congratulations to Shana Pascalli!

News from Student Advisor Kathy Tahmazian

The fall semester, busy with fundraisers and various campus activities, included a visit from the United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. He visited the Blackwood campus on November 28th,2023 as part of his tour ”We Are Made To Connect” and engaged in conversation with actor Daniel Ezra on topics of mental health and loneliness. Dr. Murthy emphasized the need to stay connected to “(…)avoid adverse effects of loneliness”. The Dental Hygiene freshman class president Eleni Toto and the Dental Assisting class president Rabiba Chaudhary participated in the discussion session with the Surgeon General.

Additionally, students took part in the annual Adopt-a-Family for the holidays program. Both senior and freshman classes purchased gifts for twelve children in two adoptive families.

Both classes also prepared a donation of dental products to the Discovery Ministry that assists needy families in Camden.What a great way to brighten the holiday season for those in need!

Congratulations Camden County College Class of 2024!!

Camden County College (CCC) Dental Hygiene Program and Dental Assisting Program held their Pinning Ceremony on May 7, 2024 at Civic Hall at CCC. Director of Dental Programs, Dawn Conley, hosted the ceremony, along with the dental hygiene and dental assisting faculty. NJDHA President, Dr. Stacy Onofrietti, was invited to attend and present the JoAnn Gurenlian Award for outstanding leadership. President of the NJDHA Southern Component, Elizabeth Suarez-Saez, provided an award to the dental hygiene graduates. Eileen Morissey RDH from Q-Optics presented an Excellence in Ergonomics Award.
The 2024 Dental Hygiene Class consisted of 13 graduates, which the students called their “BakersDozen.” Each of the 13 in the Bakers Dozen had their role in the class to make them a whole, students announced. Graduates wore the purple stole representing dental hygiene, which had their graduation date, college emblem and RDH embroidered. Their two-year presentation at the end included photos of their journey in the program and with their patients. The partnership with CCC and NJDHA stands proud!








Another busy semester at Camden County College Dental Hygiene Program has come to an end!

Students participated in many activities on the college campus and in the community. In addition to participating in the Give Kids A Smile program, students collected clothing and toiletries for a local women’s shelter and attended Healthy Kids Day at the Mt. Laurel YMCA in April. In March, senior dental hygiene and dental assisting students visited Larc School for students with special needs to perform oral screenings and education.

Our Live Professional Induction Ceremony took place on May 7 th, 2024. The following students were awarded:

Colgate S.T.A.R. Award- given to a student who has demonstrated dedication to the dental hygiene profession, compassion in patient care, and enthusiasm for community service. Recipient: KellyMcGrath

Dr. Carlyn Phucas Award-given to a student who has demonstrated a spirit of cooperation with team members and positive interaction with others:
Recipient: Marissa Martinez

Gurenlian Leadership Award-given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout the program. Recipient: Shana Pascalli

Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award-given to a student for excellence in clinical skills: Recipient: Jordan Bader

Sigma Phi Alpha-given to a student in the top ten percent of the class for excellence in the academic, clinical, and professional aspects of dental hygiene. Recipient: Jordan Bader

SNJDHA Award-given to a student for active participation in the Hygiene Association and strong command of communication skills. Recipient: Paige Temple

Southern Dental Society Award-given to a student for the highest GPA. Recipient: Julia Enman

Program Excellence Award-Overall clinical and academic achievement: Recipient: Jordan Bader

Ergonomics Excellence Award-given to a student who recognizes and exemplifies commitment to healthy ergonomic principles. Recipient: Rachel Matlosz

Scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Dental Department Scholarship awarded to Roberto Lopez (freshman)Dr. Jeffrey Shubach Memorial Scholarship awarded to Madely Growney (senior) and Mary Soden (freshman)

Congratulations Class of 2024

Congratulations to all award recipients and to our graduates! We look forward to seeing our graduates as fully instated members of ADHA! The Class of 2025 is looking forward to the fall semester! A busy year is being planned to include participation in community events, campus activities, attending NJDHA’s functions and various educational

The Class of 2025 would also like to welcome the Class of 2026 into the profession!!!!