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Dental Programs Present Graduate Awards (2016)

June 6, 2016
Community News
Campus: Thunder Bay
Dental Hygiene Graduate Award Winners 2016

Last week was a week of graduation celebrations! In addition to Thunder Bay’s Convocation ceremony, 30 graduating students from the Dental Hygiene program and 30 from Dental Assisting I & II also participated in program-specific ceremonies in which special awards were presented. 

The awards and corresponding recipients for the Dental Hygiene program included:

  • Thunder Bay Dental Hygienist’s Society Award - Brooke Houston
    Awarded to a graduate who has consistently displayed empathy and adaptability while incorporating the process of care into comprehensive oral delivery
  • Henry Schein Award - Danielle Tattrie
    Awarded to a graduate who has exhibited excellence in dental hygiene interpretation of oral disease and radiographic technique 
  • Sunstar Butler Award - Allie Nuttall
    Awarded to a graduate for outstanding achievement in preventive dental hygiene who exhibits a creative approach to oral hygiene instruction with the ability to individualize a client’s home care program; applies behaviour modification teaching principles and effective communication skills
  • Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award - Krista Toman
    Awarded to a graudate who has achieved academic excellence in clinical studies
  • Sue Raynak Pinnacle Award - Rima Khatami Zanjani
    Awarded to the student who has demonstrated professional growth through self-reflection, a sense of community, character and leadership throughout their course of study
  • Thunder Bay Dental Association Award - Devang Raipara
    Awarded to a graduate who has excelled in the combination of academic and clinical skills

The awards and corresponding recipients for the Dental Assisting I & II program included:

  • Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) Award - Lovely Rose Dela Cruz
    Awarded to a graduate who is a student member of the ODAA, and who has demonstrated excellence in clinical and humanistic skills in client care and who will make a significant contribution to the dental assisting profession
  • Dean Gresko Restorative Award - Kirstie Ray
    Awarded to a graduate who consistently exhibited excellence in theory and practice while assisting in restorative procedures
  • Sunstar Award - Zalak Patel
    Awarded to a graduate who provides patient-centred oral self-care instruction within the dental assistant process of care
  • Henry Schein Award - Ronak Shashinbhai Nanavati
    Awarded to a graduate who exhibited excellence in radiographic theory and technique contributing to quality diagnosis of oral disease
  • Thunder Bay Dental Association Award - Jesse (Xuan) Zheng
    Awarded to the graduate who attains the best results in combined academic and clinical marks

Congratulations to all recipients and graduates!!

Dental Hygiene Graduate Award Winners 2016
Dental Hygiene Graduating Class of 2016
Dental Assisting I & II Graduate Award Winners 2016
Dental Assisting I & II Graduating Class of 2016

1st Photo - Dental Hygiene Graduate Award Winners 2016, from left to right: Brooke Houston, Danielle Tattrie, Allie Nuttall, Krista Toman and Rima Khatami Zanjani (missing: Devang Raipara)

2nd Photo - Dental Hygiene Graduating Class of 2016

3rd Photo - Dental Assisting I & II Graduate Award Winners 2016, from left to right: Lovely Rose Dela Cruz, Kirstie Ray, Zalak Patel, Ronak Shashinbhai Nanavati and Jesse (Xuan) Zheng

4th Photo - Dental Assisting I & II Graduating Class of 2016