Each year, students are welcomed to UNLV School of Dental Medicine and the dental profession at the annual White Coat Ceremony as they begin the second year of their studies. The White Coat Ceremony is significant event and a traditional rite of passage into the healthcare profession. The ceremony symbolizes the commitment of future practitioners to professionalism, ethical practice and service to the community. The white coat that each student receives is symbolic of their commitment to excellence in science and patient care.
It is a special time for faculty, family and friends to celebrate the entry of our second year students into the dental profession and celebrate their successful completion of their first year of studies.