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ATSU-ASDOH honors graduates at 2024 commencement ceremony

A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) celebrated the class of 2024 on Friday, May 10, 2024, in Mesa, Arizona, where 78 students became doctors of dental medicine (DMD).

In addition to receiving their DMD degrees, nine students also received master of public health degrees. 

Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS, FACP, dean of Texas A&M School of Dentistry, presented the commencement address. Students were also addressed by ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, ATSU-ASDOH Dean Robert Trombly, DDS, JD, and Norman Gevitz, PhD, senior vice president, academic affairs. Austin Shackelford, DMD, ’18, assistant professor, led graduates in the Oath to the Profession.

George Blue Spruce, DDS, MPH, assistant dean, American Indian affairs, gave the commencement blessing, while Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, MEd, ’12, associate professor, ATSU-ASDOH, performed the national anthem. Danielle Barnett-Trapp, DO, ’11, member, Board of Trustees, welcomed those in attendance, and Claire Anderson, DMD, MS, ’13, inducted graduates into the ATSU-ASDOH Alumni Association. 

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