Alex Tabatabai outdoors at Moos Tower

Bridging two worlds

Alex Tabatabai, DDS ’25, did not have a typical start to life—but his early experiences shaped who he is today, and the dentist he will become.

Group of students playing tennis, ice skating, and helping a child play a drum

Thinking Outside the Cubicle

Dental school is tough. It’s all-consuming, and becomes a lifestyle. Not much time is left for personal endeavors. But some learners have made maintaining outside hobbies a priority—and in the process, they’ve become more effective, efficient and empathetic students and providers.

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Service to country and community

Inspired by the call to duty and honoring their ancestors and fellow community members, four School of Dentistry learners have dedicated themselves to serving their country while improving oral health care.