MUSC Graduation was held on Friday, May 17th at McAlister Field house at the Citadel and was celebrated by 56 graduates, their families and MUSC faculty and staff.

The Commencement speaker was Dr. Donna Christensen, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Virgin Islands.

An Honor's Convocation and Hooding ceremony was held on the 16th.

J. David Moss, DMD was the guest speaker. Moss serves as the President-Elect of the South Carolina Dental association. A reception was held after the event on the 1st floor of the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine Clinical Sciences building. Thirty-six awards were presented for achievement in various areas of dentistry.

Now that the students have graduated, they are off to start their careers as new dentists.

Thirty will be going into residency programs, including eight into General Practice Residency (GPR), five into Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), three into Orthodontics, three into Pediatric Dentistry, two into Periodontics, one into Prosthodontics and one into Oral Surgery. Of those, seven will be starting military service when they begin their residency.

Twenty new graduates will start their careers in private practice. The rest of the new dentists will go into Public Health, National Health Service Corps, and internship/fellowship programs.

The College of Dental Medicine congratulates the Class of 2013!

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