By Anonymous - December 8, 2014

The LLU School of Dentistry held an early evening December 3 open house for prospective students to its Associate of Science degree program in Dental Hygiene at the School’s Dental Hygiene Program and Clinic in Palm Desert, California.

The LLUSD Dental Hygiene AS program in Palm Desert is full of Christmas cheer.

The open house featured catered Mexican food, a variety of giveaways, and personalized admissions consultations provided by Esther Valenzuela, MBA, MA, director, Admissions and Marlise Perry, assistant director of Admissions and Recruiting.



Dr. Arnett waits with Dental Hygiene Program students to greet open house visitors.

Eighteen students currently enrolled in the two-year program provided guests with guided tours of the consummate clinical teaching facility.





Open House visitors mingle with Dental Hygiene Program students and faculty.

Prospective dental hygiene students also had the opportunity to meet several School administrators and faculty including Robert Handysides, DDS’93, associate dean for the Office of Academic Affairs; Kris Wilkins, DH’80, chair, Department of Dental Hygiene; Graham Stacy, PhD, associated dean, Student Affairs; and Gary Kerstetter, DDS’82, director, Service Learning.





From left, Dr. Stacey poses with Tina Martinez, Dental Hygiene AS Program clinic supervisor and Dr. Handysides.

Approximately 120 members of the desert community attended the event, and 28 interested attendees signed up for matriculation consults.