Welcome to the profession
The traditional ceremony that marks the start of each dental and dental hygiene student’s academic journey, Welcome to the Profession, was paused in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was remedied on Aug. 20 when the School of Dentistry recognized its classes of 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
Doctor of Dental Surgery candidates were given a UT Health San Antonio-branded white coat, representing their responsibility as health care providers, while students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene were given branded scrubs.
The Henry B. González Convention Center was filled nearly to its 3,000-seat capacity with family, friends, faculty and administrators who celebrated the accomplishments of the 363 students.