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Class of 2024 Virtual White Coat Ceremony

Welcome Class of 2024!

Join us on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 PM EDT to welcome the incoming freshman class of 95 women and 41 men for a virtual white coat ceremony. Meet the full class as we mark the launch of their dental education. The Ceremony will include guest speaker Dr. Fred Ferguson.

View ceremony program here>>

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Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD
Morton Amsterdam Dean
Professor of Preventive & Restorative Sciences
Keynote Speaker Fred Ferguson, DDS
Assistant Director, Pediatric Dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center,
Brooklyn, New York

Professor-Emeritus at the School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University
Class of 2024 Student White Coat Video  
Professional Pledge Olivia Sheridan, DMD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor, Clinical Preventive and Restorative Sciences
Guest Speaker: Dr. Fred Ferguson

Dr. Fred Ferguson is Assistant Director of Pediatric Dentistry at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and Distinguished Teaching Professor-Emeritus at the School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Stony Brook as well. During his 42-year career at Stony Brook, Dr. Ferguson developed oral health programs for special needs patients, including children with HIV infection, chronic health problems, and craniofacial deformities, while also maintaining an active practice. Dr. Ferguson is a highly sought-after speaker, who has regularly presented to professional, consumer, and community groups, and has consulted on healthcare topics with hospitals, organizations, and corporations. Dr. Ferguson is President/CEO and founder of Health Migration Consulting Inc. and ABOUTSMILESWORLD LTD, organizations focused on improving the quality of care and reducing cost through building a process for consumer accountability, stakeholder collaboration, and EMR integration.

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