The Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) Foundation is proud to announce that 14 dental assisting (DA) students were collectively awarded $50,000 as the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship recipients for Spring 2023. The scholarships were awarded as part of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, held is year March 5 through 11, to DA students from across the country who represent the future of the dental industry.

Named after Carolyn Ghazal, DDS, a member of the PDS Foundation Board of Directors, this educational scholarship provides DA students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, on-the-job training, and aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted dental leaders. Since the program’s inception in 2016, the PDS Foundation has awarded over $1.1 million in scholarships to more than 200 students pursuing their educational goals within the dental field.