2023 Dental Hooding Ceremony Takes Place at Swinney Recreation Center

This year’s dental graduates impressed in and out of the classroom – enduring a global pandemic and the challenges that came with it, responding to calls of service and leadership, achieving academically, and putting lessons into practice on the clinic floor. The annual hooding ceremony was an opportunity to honor our graduates and those that supported their journey to their doctoral degree on May 12. Family members of the graduating class that are dental school alumni participated in honoring the class as Legacy Hooders at the hooding ceremony. This special moment creates long-lasting memories and helps continue this unique tradition. Three dental graduates were commissioned as they prepare to enter active duty in the U.S. Navy and Kansas National Guard.  Sworn in, they receive the rank of Lieutenant or Captain, depending the branch of service.

See candid photos from the event here.

See photos of graduates getting hooded here.

See military graduate photos here.

Watch the recording of the event here.