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Eleventh Annual White Coat Ceremony Draws Record Crowd

Students recite the school's professional oath during the 11th annual White Coat Ceremony.

July  25, 2008

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry presented white coats to 185 DDS, International Dental Studies and Dental Hygiene students during the school's 11th annual White Coat Ceremony at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco on July 19. More than 950 guests attended the event, which is intended to mark the beginning of the students' clinical experience and to emphasize their role as health care providers.

Dr. Brian E. Scott, president of the California Dental Association, Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., faculty member Dr. Bruce Peltier and Dr. Darryl Lee '77, president of the Alumni Association, all delivered encouraging remarks to guide the students through their clinical experience. Female student shaking hands with the Dean

Following the remarks, each student received a personalized white coat and was presented with a pin, both courtesy of the Alumni Association. Dr. Richard Fredekind, associate dean for clinical services, led students in the recitation of the professional oath.

"The White Coat Ceremony was irreplaceable and unforgettable," said Kaci Sims, Class of 2010. "These milestones help us push forward to the next few years of learning and growth."

Category Type: Special Events

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