Office of Student Affairs
BSDH Class of 2022 and the DDS Class of 2023
White Coat Ceremony
Friday, September 17, 2021
5:45 p.m. EDT
The University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s (UMSOD) White Coat Ceremony is an important tradition for third-year dental students and second-year dental hygiene students to come together and be welcomed into the profession by the school. The ceremony represents the opportunity for students to articulate their commitment to their chosen profession of dentistry or dental hygiene and symbolizes the transition to clinical patient care. Doctor of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene students participate in the White Coat Ceremony by taking the oath when they transition to clinic.
The White Coat Ceremony features a guest speaker delivering the keynote address, faculty members “coating” the students with their white coats, and a recitation of the oath to acknowledge their acceptance into the dentistry profession.
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***Event details may change to reflect new guidance from UMB ***
Thank you to the alumni and friends of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry who made a donation this year in honor of the White Coat Ceremony. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed.
Words of Wisdom
This year our Alumni, Friends, and Family shared their stories, offered advice, or extended their well wishes to the BSDH Class of 2022 and DDS Class of 2023. Join us in wishing these students well by viewing our Words of Wisdom program.