What students and alumni are saying. . .
"The consistent support and cooperation that we receive through
the Apollonian Society is crucial to our success. When
the students, faculty, and alumni work together for common goals, great
things can and do happen."
-- Kirk Morris, Class of 2011
"In 1964 I was the first woman admitted to the first class at the UCLA School of Dentistry. I recently revisited the campus, and was impressed by improvements to the clinics, laboratories, research facilities and educational programs. I am proud to be part of such a successful institution."
-- Dr. Margaret C. (Pan) Quon, Class of 1968
"I have been actively involved with the UCLA School of Dentistry for many years and while constant changes have taken place, one thing has remained the same: our students’ need for support. They are the reason I say ‘yes’ when asked to donate my time and ‘yes’ when asked to give back to the school.”
-- Dr. Melanie J. Gullett, Class of 1983
“The Apollonian Society has helped to create an environment that far surpasses expectations of a public institution. We now have cubicles to call home, endodontic microscopes for undergraduate use, and funds to care for patients that cannot otherwise afford treatment, a gift that enables us to graduate on time. Since 2004 my classmates have become happier students. If my younger brother wanted to be a dentist, I would tell him, without hesitation, to attend UCLA.”
-- Dr. Jake Cragun, Class of 2008
"Every dental student appreciates the Apollonian Society. The clinic subsidy fund [of $150,000 per year] helps us to provide graduation-required procedures for patients who are otherwise unable to afford them."
-- Erica Hsiao, Class of 2011
"From getting a new refrigerator in the Schaefer student lounge to developing a mentorship program with alumni in private practice, the Apollonian Society was vital in helping us improve student morale and making our educational experience better."
-- Dr. Christopher M. Chau, Class of 2010
"I found the [Apollonian Society's annual leadership] dinner to be a valuable opportunity for us to vocalize our concerns, and our praises, before an attentive group of school administrators and alumni, all of whom seemed genuinely dedicated to ensuring we get the most out of our dental school experience."
-- Konita Wilks, Class of 2011
“If the UCLA School of Dentistry shines, it reflects brilliantly upon all of its graduates, faculty and administrators.”
-- Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel, Class of 1976
"The Isolite systems (installed in each predoctoral cubicle) made a huge difference since we didn't have dental assistants to help us. Also, social gatherings like Apollonian Society-sponsored luncheons were great stress-relievers and showed us that alumni remember what it felt like to be a dental student, when something as simple as a free meal totally makes your day."
-- Dr. Amy Yen, Class of 2010
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