Graduation celebrations started with the annual student award brunch where students that excelled in various disciplines were recognized by faculty and various dental organizations. Over 250 students, family members, faculty and staff attended the event.
That evening, the celebration continued with the Sixth Annual Founders Ball. This event celebrates the graduates and founding sponsors of ASDOH. About 300 attended the event held at the Phoenician.
The week culminated with the sixth ASDOH Graduation. It was held at the Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix. The commencement speaker was Ron Pollack, the executive director of Families USA which is a health care advocate for the nation’s underserved. He reminded the 68 graduates of the difficulty facing the nation’s poor and uninsured in receiving dental care.