Care. Dedication. Trust. Integrity. Respect. Compassion. Responsibility. Self- Improvement. These were some of the words emphasized by the students and speakers at the annual Transitioning Into the Profession Ceremony. Continue reading
Five 2022 Graduates of the UMKC School of Dentistry participated in the school’s Admissions Enhancement Program, which has been expanded and renamed Students Training in Academia, Health, and Research, or STAHR. This year’s graduates included Samvid Desai (2016), Rukevwe Erhenede (2017), Zaynab Hussam (2017), Taylor Johnson (2016) and Mahaam Qadeer (2017).
Thomas Lawlis, Captain, Army National Guard
Stationed at: Kansas Army National Guard, Lenexa, Kansas
Tevin Renken, Captain, U.S. Army
Stationed at: Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia
Gerald Lutz, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Stationed at: Naval Branch Health Clinic,
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California
Joseph Zelasko, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Stationed at: Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia
Family members who are UMKC School of Dentistry alumni themselves served as Legacy Hooders at the school’s Hooding Ceremony. The lasting memories were made inside Swinney Recreational Center on the UMKC Volker Campus. Continue reading
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Hannah Lowe, D.M.D.3
Elaheh Salehi Oka, D.M.D.3
Amanda Tran, D.D.S.3 Continue reading
Oral and Craniofacial sciences Interdisciplinary PH.D.
Saleha Nisar, Ph.D.3 Continue reading
The annual senior scholarship day celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2022 with awards and special presentations. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Dean’s Academic Distinction Award
Brandie Simonsen Continue reading
After years of caution and sacrifice, UMKC and the School of Dentistry celebrated the Class of 2022 with both in person and live-streamed events. Many graduates attended the live ceremony at Kauffman Stadium.
Graduation followed a hooding ceremony for the D.D.S. class in Swinney Recreation Center. The dental hygiene class had its own event as well, Senior Scholarship Day. Continue reading