Fall 2014

Ready for What Lies Ahead 

251 awarded degrees at dental school graduation

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Members of the class of 2014. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Kristine Concepcion receives her D.M.D. hood from her sister, Anna Melissa Concepcion, D06. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Mina Zaki was among the 189 students who received D.M.D. degrees during the 2014 commencement. Photo: Alonso Nichols

At the School of Dental Medicine’s 146th commencement ceremony on May 18, 189 students were awarded Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees, and 13 students received Master of Science degrees. Another 49 students graduated from the school’s postgraduate certificate and fellowship programs.

Dean Huw Thomas commended the graduates for their academic achievements as well as their “moral support and dedication” to each other, to their patients and to the needs of the community. “Your compassion, your flexibility, your willingness to volunteer not only enhances your clinical skills, but improves access to care to the underserved,” Thomas told the newest dental alumni. “You bring honor to the school.”

For more coverage of 2014 commencement ceremonies at Tufts, visit go.tufts.edu/graduation2014. To learn about what Tufts’ newest dentists are doing now and for a list of those who received senior awards, see http://dental.tufts.edu/d14.

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