KCC Dental Clinic upgrades include new patient chairs, improved workflow

KCC Dental Hygiene student Alexis Kosten works on “patient” and Dental Hygiene student Addie Etelamaki during class in KCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Editor’s note: The following article first appeared on page 4 of the May 12, 2016, edition of the Battle Creek Shopper News. Kellogg Community College students and community members alike are benefiting from the most significant upgrades to the college’s… Continue Reading

Dental Hygiene student experiment shows effect of cola vs. water on egg shells

A photo showing the results of an "eggs-periment" from KCC Dental Hygiene student Lauren Rubley, who soaked the egg on the left in water and the egg on the right in cola for two hours. The lines on the egg on the right are from Rubley wiping the egg with a cloth to dry it off -- the cloth took part of the shell's surface with it.

Interested in a career in Dental Hygiene? The deadline to apply for KCC’s Dental Hygiene Program beginning this fall is Friday, April 1. Click here for more info! Second-year Kellogg Community College Dental Hygiene student Lauren Rubley, president of KCC’s… Continue Reading

Dental Hygiene Program application deadline is April 1 at KCC

A male Dental Hygiene student cleans the teeth of another student in the college's Dental Hygiene Clinic.

The deadline to apply for Kellogg Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program beginning this fall is Friday, April 1. KCC’s two-year Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and prepares graduates for licensure as Registered Dental Hygienists,… Continue Reading

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 www.kellogg.edu/dentalhygiene. – # – 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 seladm@kellogg.edu. 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