Preparations are being made for seven graduation ceremonies to confer Masters of Science in Oral Biology Degrees upon the Postgraduate Dental College Class of 2016. Ceremonies will be held at Fort Bragg, Fort Gordon, Schofield Barracks, Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Lackland AFB, and Keesler AFB, representing sixteen different residency programs.
Fifty-seven students representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and the Canadian Forces received their Masters of Science in Oral Biology degree in 2015. Seven PDC graduation ceremonies were held in May and June. President Rice delivered the commencement address and conferred degrees upon 20 graduates from 6 residency programs at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School. He also delivered the commencement addresses and conferred degrees upon 4 Comprehensive Dentistry graduates at Schofield Barracks as well as 7 Comprehensive Dentistry and Endodontics residents at Keesler AFB. The Executive Dean conferred degrees upon 5 graduates from the Comprehensive Dentistry Residency at Fort Bragg and 12 graduates from 3 different programs at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland. COL Prisicilla Hamilton, Dean, Army Postgraduate Dental School, delivered the commencement address and conferred degrees upon 7 Comprehensive Dentistry residents at Fort Hood. This was the first year that graduates from the Air Force Endodontics residencies at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland and Keesler AFB earned MS degrees from USU.