Under the leadership of the Office of Academic Affairs and the support of the UNC Dental Foundation, the UNC School of Dentistry celebrated its Third Annual White Coat Ceremony for the DDS Class of 2006 on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 5 pm in the Clinic Auditorium in the UNC Hospitals. Eighty class members received white coats embossed with their name, symbolizing their transition from preclinical courses into the delivery of clinical care. The coat also reminds the students of being allowed the privilege of providing health care to those in need.
After welcoming remarks from Dean John Stamm, Ms. Jenny Mann, President of the Spurgeon Dental Society gave the student address. Dr. Ted Roberson, DDS Class of 1968 and former Director of Admissions and Student Services, as well as, former Chair of the Department of Operative Dentistry delivered the Faculty address. After students donned their white coats with the assistance of Mr. Tom Luten, Director of Student Services, Dr. Ken May, Associate Dean for Administration and Planning and Dr. Douglas Solow, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Mr. Jonathan Wingate, President of the DDS Class of 2006, led the students and attending faculty and dentists in reciting The Dentist’s Pledge. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a reception was held in the lobby of Tarrson Hall. Congratulations to the students in the DDS Class of 2006.