The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Dental Therapy Class of 2016 celebrated at the Campus Club on December 8, 2016. The banquet was attended by 110 students, guests, faculty and staff.
Emily Strawhacker was the recepient of the Karl D. Self Student Acheivement Award. She was given the award by Ms. Karen Bohnen, a 2014 Dental Therapy graduate and the DT representative on the School of Dentistry Alumni Board.
The DT Class of 2016 features:
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry welcomes the UMN PASS Class of 2019. The class of 16 students with dental degrees represents 12 countries: Belarus, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland, Sudan, and Venezuela.
First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students were welcomed to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry on September 16, 2016, at Northrop Auditorium at a White Coat Ceremony.
In the clinic setting, professional attire evokes the trust and respect of patients. The White Coat ceremony impresses upon future practitioners the significance of that trusting relationship and celebrates their commitment to the goals of professionalism, ethical practice, scientific and technical expertise, and compassionate service to others.
Students, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on May 13 to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the School of Dentistry's 127th Commencement Ceremony held at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A total of 177 candidates were recognized: Doctor of dental surgery (109); Advanced dentistry education and oral biology programs (38); Master of dental therapy (6); Master of science in dental hygiene (3); and Bachelor of science in dental hygiene (24).
Dr. Louis B. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visited the School of Dentistry on April 14 to meet with dental therapy students and educators and tour the school's team care clinic. The visit followed his testimony on April 13 before the North Dakota interim Health Services Committee about the importance of dental care and overall health, dentist workforce shortages in that state, and the licensure of dental therapists to enhance patient access to care.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry second-year student Aaron Henderson was recently elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association. Henderson previously served as ASDA district trustee, chapter publications co-chair, and chapter licensure chair. Additionally he served as student district delegate to the Minnesota Dental Association's House of Delegates in September 2015 and was, for two years, his class representative to the association's New Dentist Committee.
The Fairview Foundation teamed with dental hygiene students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to apply fluoride varnish on the teeth of 350 children and provide oral health education to families throughout the fall semester.
The School of Dentistry celebrated with members of its fifth class of dental therapy graduates at a Senior Banquet held in their honor at the Campus Club on Thursday, December 3, 2015. More than 80 students, guests, faculty and staff were on-hand to congratulate dental therapy graduates Scott Danzl, Megan Guthmiller, Ashley Mayry, Katie Lynne Olson, Kassie Scott, and Lucky Vang.
First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students received their white clinic coats on Friday, September 18, in Northrop Memorial Auditorium in a White Coat Ceremony.