Graduate of first Dental Hygiene class at KCC retires after working more than 40 years in Battle Creek

Retired dental hygienist Gail James, left, sits in her exam room at Battle Creek’s Halonen Family Dentistry with patient Kevin Rabineau, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Regional Education at KCC. James, who was a member of KCC’s first graduating Dental Hygiene class in 1972, saw Rabineau as her last patient before officially retiring from Halonen on Jan. 28. She’d worked as a dental hygienist at the practice since 1981.

Applications for KCC’s 2016-17 Dental Hygiene Program are available now! For more information, visit – # – You could say Gail James puts the dental in coincidental. Working as a receptionist for a dentist in the summer following her high school graduation,… Continue Reading

Health programs session at KCC to offer sneak peek at health careers March 11

A male dental hygiene student poses in the KCC Dental Hygiene Clinic

3/9/2015 UPDATE: This event has been canceled. For more information, contact KCC Selective Admissions at Individuals interested in studying to pursue a career in health care can get a sneak preview of sorts during Kellogg Community College’s Allied Health Pre-Admissions… Continue Reading

Dental Hygiene students recognized at Pinning Ceremony

KCC's Dental Hygiene Class of 2014 poses together before their Pinning Ceremony.

Four Kellogg Community College Dental Hygiene graduates and one first-year Dental Hygiene student received recognition awards during the College’s annual Department of Dental Hygiene Education Pinning Ceremony May 15. Award winners include: Tanna Burtch, of Battle Creek, who was named Outstanding… Continue Reading

KCC students receive $500 donation from UECU for project

Dental Hygiene students pose with a check presented by United Educational Credit Union's Scott White

Kellogg Community College’s Dental Hygiene Department received a $500 donation last month from United Educational Credit Union to use toward a community service project at S.A.F.E. Place shelter in Battle Creek. The donation, formally presented to dental hygiene students at the… Continue Reading

Student profile: Dental Hygiene student Keri Slane

Editor’s note: The following article was published in July in Kellogg Community College’s Summer 2012 edition of CareerFocus magazine with the headline, “Student profile: Dental Hygiene student Keri Slane.” Keri Slane is taking a longer road than some to dental… Continue Reading

Local anesthesia injections included as part of KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program instruction

Few people are as adept at giving shots as Jessie Mullins is at getting them. The Kellogg Community College sophomore has volunteered to be the test patient for more than 30 local anesthesia injections given by fellow students in the college’s… Continue Reading

Dental hygienists from the first graduating dental hygiene class at KCC talk about their experiences

The above videos feature registered dental hygienists Sandra Barker and Gayle James, members of  Kellogg Community College’s first graduating class of dental hygiene students in 1972. The videos offer brief testimonials from the two women about the value of their… Continue Reading