Dr. Jeffrey Pan was Honored as the Doctor of Dental Medicine's Commencement Student Speaker of the University of Connecticut Health Center's 2016 Graduation Ceremony, graduating Top in his Class, and he was commended as Clinically Exceptional. Immediately thereafter, Dr. Jeffrey then attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine's post-doctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) where he received advanced training in surgical implant placement, root canal endodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. During the 2017 Convocation at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Pan received the Outstanding Clinical Performance Award in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD).
In 2016, parents Dr. Nelson Pan and Dr. Debra Pan were overjoyed to announce that their oldest son, Advanced-trained Dr. Jeffrey Pan, joined Pan Dental Care as our In-house Dental Implantologist, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist with a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry providing the most innovative and advanced techniques in Computerized CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry.
Pan Dental Care is the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 recipient of the admired Boston Magazine's Best of Boston - Top Dentist Award!
Pan Dental Care has been Voted #1 Dentists in Melrose and the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001.
Award-winning Best in Melrose in Dentistry since 2014 through 2021. Inducted to the Melrose Hall of Fame Award in 2017 and 2018 for winning three or more consecutive years of Best in Melrose Awards!!
Treating patients of all ages since 1988, Pan Dental Care of Melrose is a friendly, family owned state-of-the-art general and multi-specialty practice proudly earning their second consecutive Boston Magazine Top Dentist Award. This highly skilled team strives to provide the ultimate patient experience and is dedicated to personalized adult care, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic makeovers all under one roof. Husband and wife, Drs. Nelson and Debra Pan, offer gentle drill-less fillings, pain-free root canals and one-visit CEREC porcelain crowns. Their sons, Drs. Jeffrey and Jason, also offer extractions, and implant placement. Pan Dental invites you to come experience a comfortable, friendly and gentle visit that exceeds the highest expectations.
Pan Dental Care's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dental Care for Children, Periodontics, Dental Implantology private practice have all state-of-the-art dentistry. The highly skilled team are proud to provide an advanced computerized digital dentistry practice for the highest-quality dental care available.
Specialty equipment includes computerized technology for 'one-visit' CEREC porcelain crowns, veneers, the Galileos 3-D digital scans, drill-less fillings, Biolase Laser for hard and soft tissue treatment, instant computerized digital x-rays, rotary root canal computerized treatment, intraoral camera, electric handpieces, Invisalign, Zoom 2! teeth whitening and much more! New patients are always welcome!
While outside of private practice, one of Dr. Jeffrey Pan's true passions is volunteering in global health missions as a dentist helping geographic populations in medically underserved countries. Over the past several years from 2012 to the present, he has participated in organizing, fundraising and serving in mission trips with the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) student teams from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Jeffrey Pan has extensively volunteered his clinical expertise in several annual missions to Honduras as well as China and Asia. He enjoys the reward and team gratification of knowing that the international global health missions make a substantial contribution and impact on adults and children around the world who do not have access to health care.
New Generation of Family Dentistry
May 4, 2016 - Christopher DeFrancesco
Jeffrey Pan, student commencement speaker for the UConn School of Dental Medicine Class of 2016, with a patient in the dental clinic. (Photo by Ze Horak)
Jeffrey Pan - dental student speaker for @UConnHealth commencement ceremony May 9. Graduating dental student Jeffrey Pan is one of the students speaking during the 2016 UConn Health Commencement ceremony.
Jeffrey Pan won’t be the first dentist in the family. Not even close. Jeffrey Pan is the School of Dental Medicine Class of 2016 commencement speaker. (Photo by Janine Gelineau)
His father is a well-known family dentist in Melrose, Mass., and his mother is a professor at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. And he won’t be the last. He has a younger brother who’s a first-year student at BU Dental, and a younger sister who is considering dentistry.
“I always joke with everyone that I got brainwashed when I was a kid,” Pan says. “I always wanted to be a dentist at a young age. We actually did live upstairs from the practice, and I would always come home from school and then go down and peak through the door and watch my father.”
When it came time for choosing a dental school, the UConn School of Dental Medicine was little more than a name on the list of institutions in the Northeast.
“I didn’t really know much about the program,” Pan says. “At the interview, I got a really good feeling about the program. Then I heard a lot of great things from people who were in dental school, or who had graduated and had heard about the program. It seemed like a very competitive program to get into, and it looked like it had everything that I was looking for in terms of an education and clinic experience.”
Pan chose UConn over BU, Tufts and Columbia. He describes his experience as a UConn dental student as tough and arduous.
“When they say in orientation this is not an easy program, they mean it,” Pan says.
“But I think in the end it really has made us more confident in what we do, and prepared to go out as solo practitioners.”
One of the things he’ll remember most about the UConn School of Dental Medicine is the class size. Pan is one of 35 students who make up the Class of 2016. Because they got to know each other so well, he says they will have a network of people they can call on for questions and rely on as they enter the profession.
“The latter two years of clinic especially, I think it really solidified our knowledge from medical school to dental school, being able to integrate that knowledge and apply that to patients,” Pan says. “I think the workload they give us and the pressure they put on us, after a while it starts to inspire confidence.”
Pan says he’s always wanted to be like his father, and always wanted to work with his father. And that’s the plan: a year in BU’s general dental residency, and then back to the two-story building he grew up in, with Dr. Nelson Pan’s practice on the ground floor. Only this time, father and son will practice side by side.
UConn Health Celebrates its 45th Commencement
May 10, 2016 - Lauren Woods - Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine
On May 9th UConn Health celebrated its 45th Commencement for 150 members in attendance of its Class of 2016 at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs. In total UConn Health graduated 192 students.
UConn President, Susan Herbst, congratulated each graduating UConn medical, dental and graduate school student (Photo by John Atashian).
The graduates of the Class of 2016 included 82 new doctors and 35 new dentists. This brings the total of UConn Health produced physicians to 3,398 and 1,620 dentists since 1972.
UConn’s Graduate School also issued 27 Ph.D. degrees (including 2 dual M.D./Ph.D. degrees) and 53 master degrees (including 3 dual M.D./M.P.H. degrees) for Master of Public Health, Master of Dental Science, Master of Science in Biomedical Science or Clinical and Translational Research, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science or in Public Health.
In her welcoming remarks UConn President Susan Herbst applauded the graduates choosing to enter the vital field of healthcare saying, “Wherever your path takes you, you will always represent the University of Connecticut.”
Herbst bestowed an honorary degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters upon Commencement Speaker Charles Osgood, a 45-year veteran newsman, a two-decade CBS Sunday Morning anchor, and radio commentator of “The Osgood File.” This honor adds to his countless accolades for journalism excellence ranging from Emmys to Peabodys to national hall of fame inductions for broadcast, radio and cable.
In his Commencement Address Osgood congratulated the Class of 2016 stating, “This is your day, you did it!”
2016 UConn Health Commencement Speaker Charles Osgood of CBS Sunday Morning (Photo by John Atashian).
His clever words of wisdom also included: “I admit that I cannot tell you who will be elected President of the United States in November, or how all of this mess will be sorted out. In any event, this much I do know. Unlike many other graduates of this season, who are told it’s a dark cold world out there for college graduates these days, some of them are taking gap tours of the world because the jobs are so scarce. It’s different for you. You are wanted. The world needs you, the world needs you now!”
Osgood added: “There has been some wisdom displayed in the choices that you have already made about where to study and how to make a positive difference in people’s lives. That is what health and healthcare and all other aspects of that field is all about. Your timing is perfect. Medicine stands on the threshold of great advances and you will be a part of that.”
“You are off to a great start. Congratulations and keep up the good work,” said Osgood.
He also urged the graduates to be life-long learners from both their classmates and future colleagues similarly to his career experience at CBS News. “At CBS I have been learning from my colleagues for 40 years now. They turned out to be some of the best people in the business. I urge you to look around and do the same thing.”
Dr. Marc Lalande receiving UConn Health’s Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award (Photo by John Atashian).
Student speaker Daniel Ray of The Graduate School (Photo by John Atashian).
UConn School of Dental Medicine student speaker Jeffrey Pan (Photo by John Atashian).
UConn School of Medicine student speaker Alex Hennessy (Photo by John Atashian).
During Commencement Dr. Marc Lalande, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at UConn Health was awarded the Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award for his outstanding contributions to research, teaching and mentoring.
Also, a student speaker from each of the medical, dental, and graduate school classes spoke.
“I would like to thank the faculty for a first-class education,” said Daniel Ray, who graduated with master degrees in public administration and public health. “I am confident we will bridge the gaps in our healthcare system.”
Jeffrey Pan a graduate of UConn School of Dental Medicine said, “I am now directing myself toward changing the world one patient at a time,” and later revealed a selfie camera-stick from underneath his graduation gown to capture the important graduation milestone for him and the audience of his fellow cap and gowned classmates. “I am going to miss this place.”
Sanford Cloud, chair of the UConn Health Board of Directors shares his congratulatory remarks (John Atashian).
“We are responsible for inspiring the next generation,” said Alex Hennessy, a graduating medical student who will be staying at UConn School of Medicine to complete his residency training in surgery in the field of urology. “Take care of yourselves. Be good to your body and mind, you are your most important patient. I wish you all the best and congratulations on an amazing accomplishment.”
Sanford Cloud, chair of UConn Health’s Board of Directors shared his congratulatory remarks with the graduates: “Be in pursuit of excellence in everything you do. Keep family at the center of your universe. Serve your community of citizens.”
“You will make us proud as a UConn grad,” said Cloud. “Congratulations to the Class of 2016.”
Dr. Jeffrey Pan Awarded by Dean of Students at UConn School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Monty MacNeil, Dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine Congratulating Dr. Jeffrey Pan, Student Commencement Speaker of the Doctor of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Class 2016