Since 1974, the Dental Hygiene program at Cape Cod Community College has graduated nearly 600 Dental Hygienists, a great many of whom over the years chose to remain on the Cape and serve their local communities in the offices of local dentists.
On May 2 from 5 to 7 pm the program’s alumni will be given one last look at the facilities in which they trained before major renovations transform the space this summer.
“This project will transform a 20th century clinical and research environment to reflect 21st century technology, design and function,” explained College President Kathleen Schatzberg. She added, “This is a tremendous opportunity to expand and enhance our exceptional teaching facility and to impact the health of our community.”
The Dental Hygiene Clinic currently provides a variety of dental services including: cleanings, oral cancer exams, x-rays, fluoride treatment, sealant placement, and cavity checks. Since 2000, the Clinic has provided free, school-based services for more than 5,000 children, and offered reduced-fee, clinic-based services to more than 10,000 adults.
The May second event will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm in the Dental Hygiene Clinic waiting area located on the ground level of the South Building on the West Barnstable. This will be the last opportunity to view the existing clinic prior to the renovation, and will be a special time for alumni to visit with former classmates and faculty.
During this event recent major gifts to the capital campaign underway to fund the renovations will also be announced, and plans for the new clinic will be on display. For more information about the reception or the campaign please contact Heather Kelsey at 508-364-2002.
Information provided by Cape Cod Community College.