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COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES DEDICATES SOFIA AND DAVID KONIKOFF DENTAL HYGIENE FACILITY

The College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University officially named its dental hygiene clinic the Sofia and David Konikoff Dental Hygiene Care Facility during a dedication ceremony Sept. 19.

The facility was named in honor of the Konikoffs, both alumni of the university, for their generous $250,000 gift, which will be used for the purchase of state-of-the-art instrumentation for the center.

Staffed and supervised by licensed dental hygienists and dentists, the facility trains future hygienists and provides services to ODU students, faculty, staff and the local community.

Sofia Konikoff, who earned a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from Old Dominion, worked full time as a hygienist from graduation until 1998, and helped her husband's practice adopt a stronger dental hygiene focus. "Hygienists truly make a difference in the dental community," she said.

Dr. Konikoff, who earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Old Dominion, operates three offices in Virginia Beach and two in Chesapeake, with a total of 19 doctors and 36 hygienists.

This article was posted on: September 20, 2007

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