Middlesex College

Middlesex College

Edison, NJ 08818-3050

P.O. Box 3050

2600 Woodbridge Avenue

Dental Hygiene Program

Department of Dental Hygiene




Michelle Roman

Phone: 732.906.2536

Chairperson Department of Dental Hygiene
email: dentalhygiene@middlesexcc.edu

ADHA Student Chapter

Advisors:Nadine Thompson, RDH, BSDH, EdMSally Elkhalifa, RDH, MEd


1.Academic Excellence and Class Valedictorian Award: Mercedes Reyes-Fernandez

2. NJDHA Gurenlian Student Leadership Award: Camar Mershon

3. Student Success Award: Valetyna Kotsiubka

4. Peer Excellence Award-recipient chosen by classmates: Camar Mershon

5. Exceptional Clinical Development: Natalie Biondi

6. Award for Excellence in Dental Radiology: Julia Jagodka

7. Community Commitment: Marie Archambault

8. Award for Excellence in Chairside Education: Mia Baldassano

9. Commitment to the hygiene profession Colgate STAR Award: Abigail Obembe

10. Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award: Melody Chen

11. Professionalism Award: Brianna Lebright

12. Faculty Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene: Mercedes Fernandez Reyes

13. Cloud Dentistry Scholarship: Alexandra Toth


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!

Middlesex College CE Courses

New Jersey Board of Dentistry Approved CE Courses

Check Back For 2024 Courses
More Information Coming Soon
New Dental Hygiene Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held April 27

See more footage on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reel/1433018230783570 

Middlesex County College Teledentistry
Featured in Dental Products Report

Dental Products Report May 2023, Volume 57, Issue 5, Pages 54-55

Present at the ceremony was NJDHA President Sue Scherer, President Elect Dr. Stacy Onofrietti, Executive Director Dr. Michelle Roman, NJDA President Elect Dr. Renee Arace, members of the Middlesex College Board of Trustees, Middlesex County Commissioner Charles Kenny, Perth Amboy Mayor Caba, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley who presented a joint resolution in honor of the event from the State Senate and General Assembly, dental hygiene faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Congratulations to Camar Mershon!

Camar Mershon is the 2023 NJDHA Gurenlian Leadership Award winner from Middlesex College.

Middlesex College 

The Dental Hygiene Program's Give Kids A Smile (GKAS)

On February 28, 2024, the Middlesex College Dental Hygiene program, along with 27 2nd-year dental hygiene students, 6 volunteer dentists, 28 volunteer dental hygienists, 2 volunteer dental assistants, and 3 volunteer staff, participated in the annual Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. Additionally, 7 New Brunswick High School students generously volunteered their morning to assist second-year dental hygiene students in escorting children throughout their appointments. Febi Desai, a second-year student and class historian, emphasized that GKAS is a fantastic opportunity for children who lack dental insurance or financial resources to receive essential dental care. Rose Morales, the program coordinator, remarked that the event was both enjoyable and well-organized. Sue Disoteo said that the event “gets better each year.”

The program successfully treated 30 children, providing approximately $15,000 worth of dental care. The children, aged 2 1/2 to 14, received a wide array of dental treatments, including restorative procedures, extractions, and preventive care.

Among the volunteers was one of Middlesex College’s Dental Hygiene program's prior graduates and valedictorian of 2006, Priya Kannusamy. Giovanna Onofrietti, a senior dental hygiene student, volunteered to be the tooth fairy, spreading smiles and capturing photo opportunities with all the attending children.

The program received generous donations of dental supplies from companies such as Henry Schein and Patterson. Dr. Charles Montgomery also contributed supplies from his own office to provide care to the children. Additionally, Momentum generously donated coffee and tea for all the volunteers, contributing to the success of the event.

Contact Michelle Roman, MC Program Director, with any questions regarding "Smiles For Our Heroes"