bibles and chairs
By Cara McCool - February 2, 2024

On Friday, January 19, was the Dedication Ceremony for the Dental Hygiene Class of 2025, the International Dentist Program Class of 2025, and the Dentistry Class of 2027. This ceremony provides an opportunity for our students to publicly acknowledge their dedication and commitment to a life of service to humanity through Oral Health Care. The commitment to service and integrity is a cornerstone of the School philosophy.

Pastor Filip Milosavljevic gave the Homily about how hope can be found even in the darkest moments. He reminded them that despite all their hard work to get here, this was just the beginning. There would be moments of darkness where they would not feel like they would make it. Those were the moments they needed to persevere. To not give up hope. That the light at the end of the tunnel was worth the work.

Pastor Filip Milpsavjevic giving the Homily

The students and their accompanying family members or friends walked across the stage to receive their coats during the event. Some of the students celebrated the night by dancing and striking unique poses. Everyone stopped to shake hands with Dean Handyside and receive their School logo-embossed bible.

Students receiving coat and bible

After receiving their coats and bibles, they were asked to stand up along with the faculty and any practicing dentists. Dr. Euni Cho then led everyone in reciting the dental pledge.

Student standing to give the oath

Sarah Gill, an IDP'25 member, delivered a beautiful Prayer of Commitment. The Recessional followed, with Kimo Smith playing the Recessional in C Major on the sanctuary organ.

Sarah giving the prayer with faculty in the background

Kimo Smith playing the recessional

It was a wonderful evening celebrating the students' achievements and commitment to serve. We extend our best wishes to the Dental Hygiene Class of 2025, International Dentist Program Class of 2025, and Dentistry Class of 2027.

Dentistry class serious and fun group photos

Class photo serious and fun

Class photo one serious version and one fun version