Visiting the College of Dental Medicine on Wednesday felt like stepping into a high-tech gadget store.

To celebrate Halloween for 2012, dental faculty and staff dressed as Apple Store employees. Attire included blue shirts, customized logos, and lanyard nametags. The school was also decorated with Apple Store-like posters, celebrating dental health and encouraging proper oral hygiene.

Dr. Joe Vuthiganon, Instructor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry, came up with and championed the idea. While only expecting a moderate number to participate, Dr. Vuthiganon was instead met with an overwhelming response. Over 100 CDM employees agreed to participate, including staff members, assistants, residents, professors, and even the Deans of the College.

To make sure everyone got a matching shirt, Vickie Chapman, an assistant in the Dental Faculty Practice, literally bought out the stock at A.C. Moore. Dr. Vuthiganon designed the logos for each individual’s shirt with their input to represent their personality and/or job at MUSC. To keep with the theme, these logos included the prefix ‘i’ found in many Apple product names.

Vickie distributes the shirts to faculty and staff

Dr. Sanders, Dean of the Dental school, sports the iDean logo,
while coincidentally working on an Apple Macbook.

Dr. Vuthiganon, showing off all of his hard word in front of the dental clinic.
The Dental Apple Store window posters included the ‘iDentists,’ ‘iBrush,’ ‘iFloss’ and ‘iSmile’ logos.

Dr. Gellin wearing the ‘iAxiUm’ logo. As administrator of the dental clinic
software, he is the go-to person for all things axiUm-related.

All the ‘‘Dental Apple Store’ employees that made the 2012 MUSC Dental School halloween celebration a memorable one.

Students and patients really enjoyed the 2012 Halloween event. Special thanks goes to Dr. Vuthiganon and everyone else who helped make the day a success!