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Maria Guerrero receives award at August commencement
Maria Guerrero ’21 received the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) Award for Achievement in Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.
Destyne Johnson receives award at August Commencement
Destyne Johnson ’21 received the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society Award from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.
Mindfulness
Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a Sept. 22 orientation. Classes begin Sept. 30. 
Amy Coplen
Amy Coplen has been promoted to full professor in the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.
Pacific University students, instructors, and practitioners in healthcare profession programs are invited to take part in Toward a Health Presence — a free eight-week online training designed to support stress reduction and resilience.
Rachel Thompson DHS '17 joined the Dentists at Orenco team in Hillsboro, Ore. 
E-course flier
SpeakOut’s Race, Power, and Privilege E-Course offers video lessons, readings, activities, reflections, check-ins, and resources that help foster a more equitable and inclusive campus culture. Free enrollment being offered to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students.
Dental Hygiene students in Pacific dental van
GradRates says value of Pacific University's undergraduate degree in dental hygiene makes it No. 1 in the nation.
Yadira Martinez
In conjunction with partner Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and an engaged alumnus, the Pacific University dental van has been repurposed to help screen underserved patients for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Dental hygiene students
With Oregon focused on ways to improve some residents' access to health services, Professor Amy Coplen, who directs the School of Dental Hygiene Studies, told a radio audience about Pacific's dental therapy program.

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