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Frisco Resident Named Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas



Frisco Resident Named Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas

Frisco resident and Collin College dental hygiene student Staci Taylor
May 24, 2011 – Frisco resident and Collin College dental hygiene student Staci Taylor was named Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas during the Texas Dental Hygiene Educator’s Association/Student Dental Hygiene Association’s annual meeting in April in San Marcos.

“It was such an honor to be nominated by my classmates and instructors,” Taylor said. “That was very special to me and I felt like I had already won an award. As you can imagine, I had many thoughts and feelings. I was so surprised! I was also thrilled and extremely honored.”

In addition to being named Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas, Taylor will be honored in the Texas Dental Hygiene Times.

Taylor and her research partner, Mary Hanacik of Plano, also earned first place honors for their table clinic, “Probiotics: Prevention of Oral Diseases,” during the annual meeting.

“The dental hygiene program at Collin College is outstanding and I have been blessed to be part of this program. These last two years have been some of the most challenging, yet at the same time, some of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life,” Taylor, who also applied and received a scholarship from the Texas Dental Placement Network, said. “Our dental hygiene program offers students low student-to-teacher ratio, state of the art equipment, one-on-one instruction, and a proven curriculum that continues to teach and prepare students to be successful practicing hygienists.  However, it is the faculty that makes this program so successful and special. My success is directly related to my professors.”

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.