August Commencement Graduate Profile: Yvette Ly BSDH '18 Looks Forward to New Career
Future dental hygienist Yvette Ly BSDH '18 is one of approximately 30 Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies students who graduated on Saturday, Aug. 11, along with other College of Health Professions students from the schools of Audiology, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies.
Ly came to Pacific in 2013 as an assistant coach on the Boxer women’s tennis team following a standout playing career as an undergraduate student-athlete at the University of Idaho, where she earned a degree in exercise science and health.
While coaching at Pacific, Ly discovered the university’s thriving bachelor’s degree program for those desiring a career in oral healthcare. She excelled as one of the cohort’s top students, earning the state’s 20th annual Lois Whitford Memorial Scholarship Award to pay for her clinical board examination.
“I am extremely eager to implement all of the didactic and clinical knowledge I have learned over last two years,” Ly said. She recently accepted a position as a perio hygienist at a Hillsboro-based practice.
As one of eight schools that comprise the Pacific University College of Health Professions, the School of Dental Hygiene Studies prepares dental health professionals to provide patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate and based on the highest standards of clinical practice.