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: romanberry40@gmail.com 

ADHA Student Chapter

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

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


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

Peer Excellence Award-recipient chosen by classmates:


Kristen Wager and Aima Ashfaq 

overcoming adversity.  

A student who has shown perseverance in their pursuit of their dental hygiene career, often

 Student Success Award: 


Aiyana Conover

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.   

NJDHA Gurenlian Student Leadership Award:   

  Dorianne Yasuk

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. 

 Academic Excellence:

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!

Middlesex College CE Courses

New Jersey Board of Dentistry Approved CE Courses

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

April 18th 2023 - June 6th

Courses are held on Tuesdays at 5:30 - 9:30 PM

32 CEU's - Initial Local Anesthesia course

Includes full lectures and clinical sessions (not a refresher course) 

Refresher Courses: 

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist 

Clinical Refresher Course 

 May 24th 2023 at  6 - 10 PM 

4 CEU's - Refresher course includes clinical hands on session

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist

Didactic (Lecture) Refresher

June 1st 2023 at 6 - 10 PM

4 CEU's - Refresher course includes lecture session 

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

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.