All Smiles Over Dental Hygiene Program’s 100% National Exam Pass Rate

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Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; 562-653-7878

Dental Hygiene class of 2018NORWALK, Calif. – April 23, 2018 – Cerritos College's 2018 dental hygiene class is smiling ear-to-ear over the news that all 25 students earned a 100 percent passage rate on their 2018 National Board exam.  At the end of two intense years of dental hygiene coursework, students take the rigorous National Board exam as part of state requirements. In June, students will take the State Board exams.

"We are very proud to say that in our 45 year history, over 1,000 students from the dental hygiene program have a pass rate of 99.51% overall on the state exam", said Dental Hygiene Professor Dani Carroll.

The Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program is a competitive, two-year degree program. Upon completion, 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 graduates to practice dental hygiene in the State of California. The program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and has maintained its accreditation status for each seven-year cycle.

For more information about the Cerritos College Dental Hygiene program, please contact Dani Carroll at (562) 860-2451 ext.2569


About Cerritos College: 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 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at