Dental Hygiene Students Have a Reason to Smile Published May 12, 2015 by Ali Sexton

Dental Hygiene Student

100% of Students Pass National Board Exams 

Midwest City, Okla. – The Dental Hygiene program at Rose State College is highly competitive, accepting approximately 10% of applicants each year.

Rose State College prepares Dental Hygiene students through a two-year Associate Degree program. After the professional coursework has been completed, the students must pass three exams to receive their designation of Registered Licensed Dental Hygienist.  This year, 100% of the student passed all three examinations and will be designated as Registered Licensed Dental Hygienists.

Dental Hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care, according to  They also educate patients on maintaining good oral health.  In this rapidly growing career field, properly educated Dental Hygienists are needed. 

Dana Kenneda, Director of Dental Programs at Rose State said, “It has been my honor to work with these Dental Hygiene students.  I am very proud of the accomplishments they have made through this two year program.  Their hard work and effort has paid off!  I am proud to call these students, Rose State graduates.” RSC graduates are in high demand and find employment very quickly upon graduation.  They go on to make on average $35.00 - $39.00 per hour according to

This year’s graduating class includes:

  • Kaley Arthurs – Norman, OK
  • Audrey Baker – Midwest City, OK
  • Valerie Harris – Stillwater, OK
  • Ashlin Hetrick – Edmond, OK
  • August Kinder – Blanchard, OK
  • Miki Kuzniar – Midwest City, OK
  • Sydney Leverett – Edmond, OK
  • Whitney Lyon – Chandler, OK
  • Jennifer Pipkin – Edmond, OK
  • Jessica Milligan – Harrah, OK
  • Brittany Padgett – Madill, OK
  • Anna Ray - Choctaw, OK

For more information, view the Dental Hygiene webpage.