Two Hostos Dental Hygiene majors, Dailee Louis and Mehmouna Aslam, recently had their research published in the Dental Assistant Journal. The two seniors are the first dental hygiene students who have authored a manuscript that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

 “We strive to provide our students with academic experiences which help them succeed in completing the rigorous and challenging dental hygiene curriculum,” said Diana Macri, an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Unit. “When students exceed our expectations, we are reminded of their formidable abilities and talents, and the potential that exists in each of them to accomplish great things. We are extremely proud of Dailee and Mehmouna, and look forward to the many contributions they will make to advance the field of oral health.”

Their article, “Saliva: Defender of the Mouth and Mirror to the Body,” can be found on Page 55 here.

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 28 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.