March 8, 2011
Fifty-two second year students from the class of 2013 at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine received their white coats in a ceremony held on Jan. 12, 2011. This is the sixth year that the White Coat Ceremony has existed in Colorado. The white coats are presented to the second year students as they prepare to enter the clinic floor.
Dr. Denise Kassebaum gave the dean’s welcome and introduction. The history and significance of the white coat was presented by Dr. Brad Potter. The ceremony was funded by the American College of Dentists Colorado Chapter (ACD), the International College of Dentists Colorado Chapter (ICD), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Colorado Chapter (PFA).
In addition, the students, their families and guests, and the faculty of the school were addressed by the three leaders of the colleges in Colorado. Dr. Randy Kluender represented ACD, Dr. James Setterberg represented ICD, and Dr. Terry Brewick represented PFA. Following, Dr. Brian Brada spoke on behalf of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. David Chambers, journal editor of the American College of Dentists, who spoke on ethics.