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College of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony


The CDM’s annual White Coat Ceremony officially welcomes new dental students to the college. This year, the CDM welcomed 125 students, selected from 3,000 applicants, to the incoming class of 2022. The students accepted their white coats as a symbol of the dental profession and recited the oath that defined their new professional responsibilities to enter NSU’s College of Dental Medicine.

The Class of 2022 includes 40 under-represented minority students—32 Hispanic students, 6 African-Americans and 2 Native Americans. The average GPA is 3.6; Science GPA is 3.6; the DAT average is 21; and 20 percent of the class have master’s degrees. The class of 2022 is comprised of 53 men and 72 women.

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