Group gathered and seated. smiling.
On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Hostos Community College Senior Dental Hygiene students were invited to attend a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Hostos Professor Julie Bencosme from the Dental Hygiene Unit said that because Dr. Mehmet Oz has consistently shown a dedication to the influence of oral health and overall systemic health, his television show reached out to health programs throughout the city, including Hostos’ Dental Hygiene Program. The show’s topic was about healthy versus unhealthy food choices in relation to nutrition and diet.

In addition to Professor Bencosme, the students were accompanied by other faculty, including Salim Rayman, Dental Hygiene Unit Coordinator; Petal Leuwaisee, Joyce Dais, Denice Brown, and Joy Perez.
The show is scheduled to air in early May.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.