Celebrating Our Community
White Coat Ceremonies Welcome New Students

Assistant Dean Anthony Palatta addressing Advanced Placement DDS Program students.

Dean Charles Bertolami welcoming the DDS Class of 2015.

Assistant Dean Cheryl Westphal greets the incoming Dental Hygiene Program class.

Incoming DDS students, Advanced Placement DDS students, and AAS and BS in Dental Hygiene students were all welcomed to NYUCD in 2010 with individual White Coat Ceremonies featuring the themes of professionalism, humanism, ethics, integrity, and, most symbolically, the donning of white coats for the first time.

"It is with great pride that we recognize students in each of these programs," said Dean Bertolami. "The healthcare professional's white coat is a time-honored symbol of caring, concern, and learning, and the challenge for our students is to live up to these ideals. In having faculty members present white coats to students, we aspire to convey in a meaningful way that our students can count on NYUCD faculty to help them uphold the high standards we have set for our graduates."