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Meeting Our New Students

Tennessee natives Matthew Whitson, Joseph Blalock, and John Halliburton had never been to Lexington until they came to visit the UK College of Dentistry.  All three attended Tennessee Technical University in Cookeville, but they chose the UKCD because it felt like home. 

The open and supportive atmosphere of the application process set the College apart, and they specifically thank Becky Sauer and Missy Lockard from Student Affairs for making them feel welcome.  “Becky and Missy were so friendly and seemed to really care about making us feel comfortable.  It was just obviously the right choice.”

Like many first-year DMD students, they are looking forward to learning the hands-on, clinical aspect of dentistry, but know the course load is going to be demanding. 

“We’re also looking forward to meeting people from other schools, countries, and other cultures, who are going to be in our class,” Halliburton said.

All four DMD classes return to campus on Monday, August 12.  Welcome!