The Office of Student Programs hosted incoming dental hygiene students at its first Dental Hygiene Welcome Reception on Friday, April 27th, 2018. Members of the Dental Hygiene Class of 2020, guests, and the UMKC School of Dentistry community had an opportunity to come together and celebrate the students’ acceptance to the UMKC Division of Dental Hygiene. This event offers information to students about the path ahead, including next steps and financial aid, as well as providing students with the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity in our pre-clinical lab.
90 percent of the incoming students were in attendance at this optional program. They will return to the School of Dentistry on August 15 to begin their first year in the dental hygiene program. The incoming class is represented by students from Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. They all excelled in their prerequisite courses. They have observational or dental assisting experience in the field, and have participated in a wide variety of different community service projects within their communities. Photos here.