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Class of 2008 Achieves Impressive Pass Rates on State and Regional Board Exams

Dr. Kelly Heetland '08 shows off his pass notification for the Western Regional Board examination. The DDS Class of 2008 achieved an impressive 98% pass rate on the regional exam.

August  08, 2008

Students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Class of 2008 recorded near-perfect pass rates on state and regional board examinations in June. The Dugoni School's 2008 DDS and International Dental Studies classes achieved a 98% pass rate on the Western Regional Board examination, exceeding the 2008 overall average pass rate of 89%.

The school's Dental Hygiene Class of 2008 also posted a record pass rate, with 95% of students passing the California State Board examination. This marks one of the highest board exam pass rates for the Dental Hygiene program since its inception in 2002.

"These results are extraordinary," said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. "This accomplishment is a testament to the diligent work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff. My sincere congratulations and thanks to everyone who made this possible."

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