Welcome, Class of 2015
On September 13, 2011, hundreds of proud relatives and friends gathered in Schoenberg Hall to congratulate the 88 members of the incoming Class of 2015 and to watch them recite the dental student’s pledge in their white coats, donated by the Apollonian Society. Dr. No-Hee Park, Dean of the School of Dentistry, Dr. Mito, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Personnel, Dr. Bibb, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Camargo, Associate Dean of Clinical Dental Sciences, and Dr. Hewlett, Associate Dean of Outreach and Diversity, took the podium to address the new class of dental students. Following the ceremony, family and friends joined the members of the incoming Class of 2015 for a festive reception on the Health Sciences Patio.
2011 All-School Picnic
On October 1, 2011, hundreds of SOD students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends got together for a picnic at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. Dr. Park and Dr. Mito rolled up their sleeves and tended the grill while Dr. Goldstein claimed the Pie-Eating Champion title he has coveted for years. The students engaged in many sporting activities, as well as a water balloon toss that ended up creating quite a splash. Overall, it was a very fun-filled Saturday.
UCLA volunteers provide free health care at a clinic in downtown Los Angeles
Dr. Russell Christensen, Dr. Rebecca Hart, Dr. Donna Henley-Jackson, Dr. Edmond Hewlett, Dr. Jennifer Holtzman, Dr. Perry Klokkevold, Dr. Yi-Ling Lin, Dr. Jane Refela, Dr. Colby Smith, the periodontics residents – Dr. Israel Trujillo, Dr. Sahar Shafi, Dr. Jonathan Do, Dr. John Shen, Dr. Peter Refela, Dr. Tabitha Chen – the Venice AEGD residents – Dr. Ryan Fraser, Dr. Robert Hedvat, Dr. Jessica Heit, Dr. Geoffrey Sas, Dr. Ayesha Waseer, Dr. Andy Yu – and pediatrics resident Dr. Deya Sanchez were among the hundreds of dentists that volunteered at the CareNow/LA clinic held on October 20 – 23 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Nearly 5,000 uninsured and underinsured people received free health care during this event.
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Fall Clinic Pride Day
Fall Clinic Pride Day was held on November 19, 2011, and was attended by approximately fifty students. ASB provided a continental breakfast for the participants who cleaned the second and third floor predoctoral clinic, the predoctoral endodontic clinic, the third and fourth floor labs, and the student lounge. The students were treated to a Chipotle lunch afterwards.
2011 SOD Holiday Party
On December 2, 2011 the dental school family gathered in the clinic lobby for lunch, music, staff awards, and student and staff raffles.
This was the first time that the School had a buffet luncheon and a live band, and it proved to be quite a success as more than 500 students, staff and faculty joined in the festivities.
Hearty congratulations are due to Lisa Yi, the dental school's "2011 Outstanding Supervisor of the Year," and Annika Backman, "2011 Outstanding Staff Member of the Year.”
Students and staff wish to thank Mr. V.J. Lyons of Eurodent, Inc. for generously providing the terrific raffle prizes.