The UIC COD White Coat Ceremony took place on September 22th. The white coat is the garment traditionally worn by health care providers. The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes the student’s entry into the healing profession of dentistry. It celebrates the choice to pursue a life in service to the health of society, and exemplifies the commitment of future practitioners to professionalism, ethical practice and service to the community. The White Coat each student receives is symbolic of their commitment to excellence in science and patient care. The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry welcomes the UIC COD Class of 2021 into their new lives as a student dentists. The mission of the ILAGD is to foster the continued proficiency of general dentists through providing high quality continuing education to better serve the public.