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

Congratulations to Dental Hygiene Class of 2023 on successfully passing the National and CDCA exams!

Congratulations to Class of 2023! Our Live Professional Induction Ceremony took place on May 9th, 2023. 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: Christa Carideo

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

Gurenlian Leadership Award-given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout the program: Recipient: Michelle Fera

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

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: Belen Herrera

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

Southern Dental Society Award-given to a student for the highest GPA: Recipient: Lynz Mendoza

Department Excellence Award-Overall clinical and academic achievement: Recipient: Belen Herrera

Scholarships were awarded to the following students: 

Dental Department Scholarship awarded to Julia Enman (freshman) and Cameron Gravely (senior).

Dr. Jeffrey Shubach Memorial Scholarship awarded to Michelle Fera and Jevin Begum

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 2024 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 opportunities.

The Class of 2024 would also like to welcome the Class of 2025 into the profession!!!!


Nominate a faculty member for the Mary Jane Kellogg Dutton Faculty Mentorship Award

Click Here for the NJDHA Awards page

ADHA National Board Review Board Prep at a good price!


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.


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 been participating 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.

Michelle Fera is the 2023 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Camden Community College.

Congratulations to Michelle Fera!

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!