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Local Periodontist Speaks to Dental Hygiene Students

Dr. Jeffrey Morton, a Moorestown periodontist, presented a guest lecture for senior dental hygiene students at Burlington County College (BCC) on Thursday, October 24. Morton brought real-world periodontal surgical concepts into Eileen Morrissey’s “Periodontology II” class.

“The students enjoy him. He rapid fires questions, challenging them and stimulating them with new, as well as tried and true concepts about periodontal disease and its treatment. We love having him here,” said Morrissey.

 Dr. Morton has donated his time each year, for the past eight years, to speak to BCC’s dental hygiene students. Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the supporting and surrounding tissues and structures of the teeth.  

“It is so inspiring that he was actually a hygienist before he became a periodontist,” said BCC dental hygiene student Alyssa Ryba.

Dr. Morton is a former member of the Board of the Burlington County chapter of the American Red Cross, the treasurer of the New Jersey Society of Periodontists, president of the Burlington County Dental Study Group and an assistant clinical professor of periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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The dental hygiene program at BCC is designed to provide learning opportunities through classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction. As an ongoing service to the community, the center, located on the Pemberton campus, provides preventive dental care including cleanings for a nominal fee of $5. For more information, please visit http://staff.bcc.edu/dental/.