Transitioning into the Profession with White Coats and Scrubs

Transitioning into the Profession with
White Coats and Scrubs

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family and friends of the members of the DDS Class of 2016 and the DH Class of 2015 celebrated the students’ academic progress into clinical dentistry at the annual Transitioning into the Profession Ceremony, held Friday, June 6, 2014, at Pierson Auditorium, located in the Student Success Center on UMKC’s Volker Campus.  

Dr. Marsha Pyle, dean of the UMKC School of Dentistry, welcomed everyone promptly at 9:30 a.m. and then introduced Dr. Randolph Oliver, who delivered the keynote address on ethics. The DH Class of 2015 and the DDS Class of 2016 then took turns reading their respective Code of Ethics, which were signed by each class member. Dental hygiene students were individually presented with scrubs by UMKC Dental Hygienists’ Alumni Association President Tamra Hoffman. The dental students donned “white coats” before crossing the stage to be welcomed to the clinical phase of their education. Following the ceremony, participants and well-wishers adjourned to the School of Dentistry for a reception.