UMSOD Fall 2020 White Coat Ceremony

The UMSOD White Coat Ceremony represents the opportunity for students to articulate their commitment to their chosen profession of dentistry or dental hygiene. The ceremony formally 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 prior to their transition to clinic.‌ ‌

Some information about upcoming White Coat Ceremonies: 

Dental students at the white coat ceremony

Honoring the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Class of 2022 and Dental Hygiene, Class of 2021 ‌
Schedule of Events

Our Annual White Coat Ceremony will be held virtually this year on October 23, 2020 for the DDS Class of 2022 and DHYG Class of 2021.  Details of the ceremony will be announced soon.  During this event, UMSOD students will be welcomed to the profession as colleagues in training in the clinics. The ceremony will include remarks from alumni and guest speakers.

Words of Wisdom Form

Each year, we welcome the UMSOD community to wish our students well, by providing a short note with words of wisdom.  Feel free to tell a story, offer advice, or simply extend your sincere best wishes.  We know our students will appreciate hearing from you.  

Please CLICK HERE to be directed to the form to fill out.  Messages received by mid-September will be printed and placed in the pockets of white coats.  All messages will be displayed with our community on our website.