East Ohio Student Highlight – Tiffany Melott

I chose to come to East Ohio to get a degree in Dental Assisting. I remember when Mina Paul came to Southern Local to talk about East Ohio and that was when I decided East Ohio was where I really wanted to be. It took me a year to Tif3realize that I needed to go where I wanted to go and decide on what was right for me; not what other people wanted for me.


I chose Dental Assisting because I love to learn about teeth.  There are so many interesting facts about your teeth and the oral mucosa.


DID YOU KNOW: Your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your entire body? Or that your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime?—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.


My favorite part of attending East Ohio College so far is that we do a lot of fun activities and we get involved with our community.


Tif1There are so many people I would like to thank: My boyfriend Trent he has been by my side and supported me throughout everything. Mrs. Stine for helping me get this far and overcome some of my fears and for always being there for me, Mrs. Brock-Murphy for always willing to listen when I needed to talk, and for helping me get through one of the most devastating things I’ve had to go through. Mrs. Steckman, I want to thank her for always working with me during my time here as the Federal Work Study Student. Mrs. Donna, for always being there for me and always managing to put a smile on my face every single day. I also want to thank Miss Allison, Mrs. Heffner, Miss Cicogna, Mrs. Douglass, Mrs. Stoakes, and Mr. Rogers for always being so kind and helpful with any questions I had while being a work Study Student. Mr. Ream for always being himself and always knowing when to bring laughter to a room. Mrs. Scott for helping me through all my Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology classes. Mrs. Rogers for always talking to me about everything happening in my life.


Miss Kayla Chuck for being such a great person and friend; we had fun times working together in the evenings here at East Ohio College. I want to thank my “Dental Girls” you know who you all are, if it were not for you girls helping me along the way and being there for me I would not know what path I would be going down right now. I would also like to thank everyone I have become friends with along the way that are not in Dental Assisting!