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Opening Assembly for College of Dentistry, School of Dental Hygiene

August 27, 2015 — 

Oral health care in Manitoba is among the best of anywhere in the world thanks to a tradition of excellence maintained for decades at the College of Dentistry and the School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba.

And on Thursday, August 27, the institution will welcome the next wave of future professionals in the 2015 installment of Opening Assembly at the Bannatyne Campus.

The College of Dentistry will welcome its incoming cohort of 29 young professionals into its first–year class, while the School of Dental Hygiene also welcomes 26 young professionals into its program. The vast majority of all incoming students are from Manitoba.

The afternoon assembly is a long-standing tradition at one of Western Canada’s top oral health academies, dating back to its formative days in the 1960’s. And, as always, the highlight of the afternoon will be the White Coat Ceremony, where the students will be formally welcomed into the profession.

Just getting to this point is a significant achievement for the students in the program. Members of the first-year dentistry class were selected from a group of close to 200 applicants, each passing thorough and rigorous screening process to gain acceptance into what is considered one of the most comprehensive oral health academies in the nation.

“For over 50 years, our College of Dentistry has maintained traditions of excellence, which has been proudly upheld by our alumni community since that time,” saysAnthony Iacopino, Dean of Dentistry. “Opening Assembly personifies this commitment to outstanding education, training and care.”

The incoming students in dentistry and dental hygiene will be joined by six members of the International Dental Degree program who will be welcomed into the third–year dentistry class at the college.

What:  Opening Assembly for College of Dentistry, School of Dental Hygiene
When: Thursday, Aug. 27, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Frederic Gaspard Theatre, located in the Basic Medical Sciences building at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus.



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