2018 White Coat Ceremony

Students at the White Coat ceremony

Message from the Dean

Dear DDS Class of 2020, IDS Class of 2020, and Dental Hygiene Class of 2019, 

It was indeed a privilege and a pleasure to have had the opportunity to welcome you into the patient-care phase of your educational program through the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry’s White Coat Ceremony.  Special thanks to our Alumni Association for generously sponsoring this event.

The White Coat Ceremony is a significant event, emphasizing the values of integrity, ethical behavior, respect for patients, and your responsibility to the community.  I was pleased to see the members of the DDS Class of 2020, the IDS Class of 2020, and the Dental Hygiene Class of 2019 wear the white coat for the first time and recite and accept the professional oath; a special and wonderful moment in your lives shared with all of your friends and family. 

The faculty and staff of the Dugoni School of Dentistry are extremely proud of you.  They will continue to guide you as you become a competent and caring member of the oral health care profession.

Please see the links below to copies of the presentations made at the White Coat Ceremony and photos from the event. I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the ceremony.

On behalf of the entire Dugoni School family, I wish you the greatest success as you continue your journey toward becoming a caring health care professional.

Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD
Dean