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DDS Class of 2020 Welcome BBQ

August 2016-On August 10, 2016 the School of Dental Medicine hosted a welcome barbecue for the DDS Class of 2020 at the Stony Brook Yacht Club. Dean Mary Truhlar, and Associate Dean for Education, Dr. Dolores Cannella, congratulated class members for their academic achievements and thanked the students for selecting Stony Brook for their dental education. Alumni Board President, Dr. John Rose (Class of 2004), welcomed the class to the larger University community and the School’s legacy for excellence.

The Class of 2020 includes 44 students (25 women and 19 men). The class was selected from an applicant pool of approximately 1,200. First year students participated in a three day orientation week and week long course called, “Transition to Dental School.” Activities included sessions on team-based learning, academic integrity, professionalism, cultural competency and introduction to student organizations. First year courses began on August 15, 2016.