Kadena HS alumnus earns Doctor of Dental Med. Degree from Midwestern Univ.

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Kadena HS alumnus earns Doctor of Dental Med. Degree from Midwestern Univ.

by: Media release | .
Midwestern University | .
published: April 12, 2013

GLENDALE, Arizona (May 2013)— Thao Nguyen, D.M.D., Kadena High School alumnus, has completed the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree at the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) of Midwestern University. An official graduation ceremony and conferring of degrees will take place on the Midwestern University campus in Glendale, Arizona, on May 29th.

Dr. Nguyen is the daughter of former DoDDS employees Hoa and Gina Nguyen. After growing up in Okinawa, Japan, she graduated as valedictorian from Kadena High School in 2005 and earned a B.S. in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland University College in 2007 before starting dental school at Midwestern University in 2009. While at Midwestern, Dr. Nguyen found a passion for public health, and after graduation she will be joining Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, WI. Despite moving away from Okinawa, she still considers it home and hopes to go back to visit as often as possible.

The College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) graduated its first class of students in Spring 2012. The Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program is based on concepts of a humanistic culture of mutual respect, a focus on general dentistry, and preparation for licensure and practice of general dentistry upon graduation.

Midwestern University is a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences with ten colleges and two campuses. The Illinois campus, located on a 105-acre site in Downers Grove, is home to over 2,500 students and four colleges: the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. The Arizona campus, located on a 156-acre site in Glendale, is home to over 2,900 students and six colleges: the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, the Arizona College of Optometry, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit http://www.midwestern.edu or call 623.572.3215.