AVON PARK, Fla. – May 7, 2024 – South Florida State College (SFSC) honored nine graduates of its Dental Hygiene program in a traditional pinning ceremony in the SFSC University Center Auditorium on the Highlands Campus in Avon Park on Wednesday, May 1. The graduates had just completed their Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene.

Receiving their pins were Aliya Blas, Kiersten DeJesus, Ingrid Eubank, Shalyn Falgoust, Alicia Lennon, Crystal McDonald, Naomi Martinez, Tyler Sinagra, and Bertha Sosa.

Graduates were presented their dental hygiene pins by Dr. Rose Basso-Dubois, director of SFSC’s Dental Education program.

Upon completing the Dental Hygiene program, graduates become dental hygienists by passing the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and the Florida State Clinical Licensure Examination. They can, then, work alongside a dentist as a member of a dental health care team.

For more information about SFSC’s Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene, call Danielle Ochoa, Health Sciences advisor, at 863-784-7027 or email healthsciences@southflorida.edu.