Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Here's to the Dental Hygiene Class of 2018!

Group photo of grads holding an inflated 2018 balloon in front of a desert landscape

Congratulations to Rio Salado College's Dental Hygiene Program class of 2018, which celebrated its graduation with a pinning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

The pinning ceremony is a custom in medical and dental professions. It marks the successful culmination of a program of study and is acknowledged by society as a symbol of distinction and of a special humanitarian profession.

group photo of students in more formal dress at Rio Conference Center

Rio Salado students raise funds throughout the year for this ceremony and for local charities. This year, students decided to donate to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in Tempe, Arizona.

The ceremony also provides a chance to recognize students for their other outstanding achievements. Awards were presented to the following students for academic excellence:
  • Western Society of Periodontology Award - Dapzury Carter 
  • Colgate STAR Award - Trisha Intintoli 
  • Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award - Christina Pflumm 

We wish you the very best on your new career!