Dental Students Honored

May  30, 2013

Contact: Jen Boyer, Media Relations
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
(425) 739-8236,

Three LWIT Dental Hygiene students received first place for their presentation and research at the Washington State Dental Hygiene Symposium last month in Lynnwood.

Brittney Canady, Brianna Lemarr and Myra Macapinlac traveled to Jamaica last October as a part of humanitarian effort to provide care for the underserved populations of Jamaica and improve oral heath knowledge of educations. They instructed the teachers on how to provide oral heath instruction to their students and then they presented this to 350 children and taught them how to care for their teeth at the John Rollins Primary School.

Additionally, the students assisted in helping provide cleanings and oral heath instruction to 56 patients.

Canady, Lemarr and Macapinlac presented their research and experience at the symposium, earning the team The American Dental Hygienists' Association's Table Clinic award.

LWIT offers associate degrees in dental hygiene and dental assistant, as well as a dental assistant certificate of proficiency.

Dental Hygiene Students 
Brianna Lemarr, Brittney Canady and Myra Macapinlac show their support.