White Coat Ceremony

August 27, 2018  3 p.m.  Scaife Hall Auditoriums 5 and 6

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony is an exciting part of the general assembly held at the beginning of each academic year. During this espoused tradition, incoming students are welcomed into the School of Dental Medicine family and receive their first white coats, signifying the beginning of their careers in dental medicine and dental hygiene.

Your donation of $50 or more supports the School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony and gives a warm welcome to the newest members of our family.

In addition to supporting the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, alumni are encouraged to write an incoming predoctoral or dental hygiene student a short inspiring note to energize them as they begin this intense study and personal growth period.

The White Coat Ceremony receives support in part from the Harry K. Zohn (DMD ’84) and Cecile A. Feldman, DMD White Coat Endowment Fund as well as contributions from our alumni and friends.

For questions about the White Coat Ceremony, please contact Ms. Nancy Poe via email, or at 412-648-8910.

Donations for the 2018 White Coat Ceremony that are received by August 8, 2018 will be acknowledged online. Please indicate if you prefer that your name not be listed online.


Watch the 2018 White Coat Ceremony Live



2018 Annual General Assembly & White Coat Ceremony Agenda

Dean's Welcome
Dr. Bernard J. Costello, Dean

Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) Welcome
Dr. James Boyle III, President

Alumni Association Welcome
Dr. Lisa Babb, President

American College of Dentists Western Pennsylvania Section Welcome
Dr. Joseph F.A. Petrone, Immediate Past Chair

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Welcome
Dr. Elizabeth Bilodeau, President, Beta Chapter

Research Introduction
Dr. Mary Marazita (on behalf of Dr. Charles Sfeir, Associate Dean for Research)
Professor and Director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics

Dental Hygiene Welcome
Ms. Angelina Riccelli, Director of the Pitt Dental Hygiene Program

White Coat Ceremony
Dr. Bernard J. Costello
Dr. Christine Wankiiri-Hale, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Marnie Oakley, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs
Ms. Angelina Riccelli

Refreshment to follow in Salk Pavilion (immediately across the street)



View 2017's live feed here:

Live Stream White Coat Ceremony 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017, 3pm.

You may view past White Coat Ceremonies: