Middlesex College

Middlesex College
Department of Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Program
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
P.O. Box 3050
Edison, NJ 08818-3050

Website: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/dental-hygiene/


Michelle Roman
Chairperson Department of Dental Hygiene
Phone: 732.906.2536

email: mroman@middlesexcc.edu

ADHA Student Chapter

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

NJDHA Congratulates Middlesex College 2022 Gurenlian Leadership Award Winner, Aiyana Conover!

1.   Academic Excellence:
Each year in late spring the Dean of the Division of Science, Math and Health Technologies awards students who have demonstrated academic excellence over the course of their education at Middlesex by achieving a GPA of 3.5 or better.   Dorianne Yasuk
2.   NJDHA Gurenlian Student Leadership Award: 
Joanne Gurenlian is a dental hygienist from New Jersey who has served many leadership roles in her career.  In her honor, NJDHA has established an award that recognizes a student from each dental hygiene program who is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Student Chapter, assumes an active leadership role in ADHA Student Chapter, the department, and/or college, demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills and exhibits initiative.   Aiyana Conover
3.   Student Success Award: 
A student who has shown perseverance in their pursuit of their dental hygiene career, often
overcoming adversity.  Kristen Wager and Aima Ashfaq 
4.   Peer Excellence Award-recipient chosen by classmates: Nominated by their classmates, this student is a member of American Dental Hygiene Association, Students Chapter who has shown professionalism when interacting with patients and colleagues, epitomizes a true colleague or team player through words and actions, someone who has supported their class and classmates by giving their time, energy and/or moral support, and who shows a willingness to give back to the community whether is the dental hygiene community, college community or the community-at-large.  Jessica Panek
5.   Exceptional clinical skills: 
Shown exceptional clinical skills throughout their education. They have Consistently Excelled in all areas of patient treatment.  Hanifa Hassan 
6.   Exceptional Clinical Development:
Students in the dental hygiene program develop their clinical skills at different rates over their 4
semesters in the program.  Christy Maniscalco
7.   Award for Excellence in Dental Radiology:
An award to recognize the student in the graduating class who has shown excellence in clinical
radiology.  Francis Mensah
8.   Community Commitment:
Dental hygiene students are required to participate in numerous community outreach projects
throughout their senior year. Often, as is the case this year, the senior class extends themselves far beyond the course and faculty expectations.  Shalini Patel
9.   Award for Excellence in Chairside Education:
Student who demonstrates dedication to oral health by providing their patients with outstanding chair side education. This award goes to Karen Uzoho
10. Commitment to the hygiene profession Colgate STAR award :
This award is dedicated to recognizing a dental hygiene student who shows excellence and
commitment to the hygiene profession.  Kim Cunha

11. Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award :

Demonstrated remarkable skills and talent in patient treatment in clinic.  Monique Jones    

12. Versatility Award: 

From external rotations, to internal rotation, patient treatment and just helping to make things run smoother no matter where they were.  This student showed outstanding commitment and versatility in all ares if hygiene.  Thuy Quach

13. Professionalism Award: 
Professionalism is defined as the skill, competence, and character expected of a member of a highly trained profession.  The traits of a professional include honesty and integrity,  caring and compassion, reliability and responsibility, maturity and respect.  Meghan Mabene
 14. Faculty Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene:

This award is presented to the student who has shown excellence in both arenas: the classroom and the clinic.  This top honor recognizes the student who the faculty feels has shown clinical talent, academic excellence and a comprehensive and professional approach to patient care.   Caitlyn Diaz


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!



Administration of local anesthesia for the dental hygienist: didactic refresher


Wednesday, november 30th, 5:30-9:0 pm





                                                        CLINICAL REFRESHER

                                       Thursday, december 15th, 5:30-9:30 pm



Middlesex College L'Hommedieu Hall 
Edison, NJ-Dental Hygiene Clinic
Contact Middlesex College to Register: (732) 906-2556





 LECTURES: Online synchronistic format with topics beginning on 10/6,
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 (5 sessions)

 CLINIC: 10/21, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 (The clinic sessions are 1
 Friday and 4 Tuesdays)

 Clinic- Middlesex College L’Hommedieu Hall Edison NJ – Dental Hygiene  


 Contact Middlesex College to Register: (732) 906-2556

50th Anniversary and New Dental Hygiene Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, April 27th 2023
1:00 PM

Middlesex College L’Hommedieu Hall Edison NJ – Dental Hygiene Clinic

 RSVP by April 1, 2023 by emailing mroman@middlesexcc.edu