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Welcome ATSU's 2nd Class of Dental Students

Posted by Paul on 7/11/2014 9:43:00 AM

Today I was in Kirksville with Stacey Kloeppel, MDA Membership Manager, forthe Informational Fair for incoming students AT Still University. This included the second class of 42 dental students attending the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (MOSODOH). There were also 172 new D.O. students running around.
Stacey did a great job putting together the MDA informationaltable. After luring them with candy, we told them about our Food for Thought program and some of the great benefits of organized dentistry like their free life insurance just for being an ASDA member. Then we sealed the deal by having gifts for each new dental student. They got a custom MDA tervis tumbler to tote around campus. SWAG!
I met at least 39 of the 42 new students and every last one of them was eager and enthusiastic and appreciative. They asked lots of good questions about MOMOM and service opportunities. It's really fun to meet them on their first day and think about them being student and then professional members for years and years to come. They barely know each other and there's MDA already reaching out to include them and be of service.
My casual research identified these stats about the class of 2018. They represent 16 different states including California, Idaho, and Georgia. There were11 homegrown prospects from MO. I met 17 males and 22 females. In the photo above that's David from Arizona on the left and Peter from Chicago on the right.
I look forward to seeing this class again. It's hard to believe the inaugural class at MOSODOH has already completed year one and will be back for year two. Congrats to Dean Halliday and all his staff for an outstanding and whirlwind first year!

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