TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 11, 2014) – Tallahassee Community
College will hold a pinning ceremony Tuesday, July 22, honoring nine graduates
of the Dental Assisting program.
The new graduates will receive their pins at 6 p.m. in
Turner Auditorium. The ceremony is open to the public.
“This is an outstanding group of students who have pulled
together this year in spite of many changes during our clinic renovation.” said
Ginny Wagner, dental health programs chair. “We are very proud of their
The guest speaker will be program alumna and current TCC
adjunct professor Jaclyn Copeland, a certified dental assistant who also holds
a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
Graduates of the program are certified to work as assistants
in dental offices, often working closely with dentists, orthodontists and
hygienists. They are prepared to update medical histories, take dental x-rays,
and prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment, among other duties.
The graduates will transition directly into private dental
offices and public health clinics primarily in the Tallahassee area. In addition,
they can become certified dental assistants by passing the Dental Assisting
National Board Exam.
For information, contact Ginny Wagner at (850) 201-8198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.