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Professor Lam Appointed to Serve As Community Dental Expert

The American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations has tapped City Tech’s Anty Lam to serve on its Test Construction Committee as a community dental health expert.

Lam, an associate professor of dental hygiene, is the only dental hygienist from New York appointed to this position on the national licensing examination committee.

The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination is a comprehensive test consisting of 350 multiple-choice test items. The exam assists state boards of dentistry in evaluating the qualifications of dental hygienists seeking a license to practice dental hygiene. It complements state or regional licensure exams.

Professor Lam, a registered dental hygienist who has taught at City Tech since 1995, takes her new role very seriously. “Test constructors must use our subject matter expertise, familiarity with the curriculum in accredited dental hygiene programs and awareness of what is important in the practice of general dentistry to create each exam. Its integrity depends on this.”

Professor Lam received an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from City Tech, a bachelor of science degree from The City University of New York (CUNY) BA program and a master’s degree in public health from Hunter College.


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