DH and DDS Classes Celebrate “Transitioning into the Profession”

DH and DDS Classes Celebrate “Transitioning into the Profession”

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of family members and friends enthusiastically celebrated the passage of junior DDS students and senior dental hygiene students into the clinical care phase of their educations during the UMKC School of Density’s fourth annual Transitioning into the Profession ceremony, Friday, June 7, 2013, at Person Hall Auditorium on UMKC’s Volker Campus. Each member of the DH Class of 2014 was presented with a set of scrubs, and the members of the DDS Class of 2015 were presented with a white doctor coat.

Student representatives of the transitioning classes read the Code of Ethics document they had drafted as a group to guide them during their clinical experience. Class members then ascended the stage to sign their Code of Ethics documents and receive their scrubs or white coat as they exited the stage.

The featured speaker, Dr. Jack Nelson, a UMKC Clinical Assistant Professor, addressed the audience and praised the students’ academic accomplishments while charging them with the responsibility to maintain the highest ethical standards throughout their personal and professional lives.

Following the ceremony, participants and audience members gathered at the School of Dentistry for a congratulatory reception. The Code of Ethics of each class will be framed and displayed at the entrance to the Dr. Robert and Mrs. Lucille Cowan Center for Clinical Care (the School’s patient care area) as a daily reminder to the students of the importance of maintaining ethical standards as they deliver oral health care to their patients.