Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program Celebrates 100% National Board Exam Pass Rate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2008
Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2287
NORWALK, Calif. – May 8, 2008–Cerritos College announced today that its dental hygiene students achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the National Board exam given in the spring 2008. The college’s combined class score was 86% that was also higher than the national average of 83%.
"The philosophy of the dental hygiene program is a TEAM approach, says the Dental Hygiene Program Director Adelle Krayer. “The team includes students, faculty, administration, support staff and our counselors, and the goal of the TEAM is success! We are very proud of the fact that we accept 24 students into the program and we graduate 24 students."
The national board exam is given twice a year. It is an all day written exam that is representative of many years of study. From here, the dental hygiene students will advance on to take their State Board exams in June.
The Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program has received full accreditation status each seven year accreditation cycle. The Dental Hygiene Program is a two-year degree program. Upon completion of the program, graduating students will receive an Associate in Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene and will qualify to take the National and State Board Dental Hygiene Examinations. Successful passage of the examinations qualifies the graduate to practice dental hygiene in the State of California. For more information about the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program, please contact Dani Carroll at (562) 860-2451 ext.2569.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently nears 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.