Alumni Day at the California Dental Association
This year’s School of Dentistry Alumni Day events coincided with the California Dental Association’s Spring Scientific Session held on Saturday, May 5 at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel. More than 300 alumni, faculty and staff were on-hand to honor this year’s Alumnus of the Year, Gary Parker (Class of ’77). Additional honors were given to outgoing Alumni President, Afsaneh Malaekeh, and the Reunion Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007.
Annual Reunion and Awards Luncheon
Due to scheduling difficulties, Gary Parker was unable to attend the award ceremony. Therefore, the presentation and his speech were accepted remotely by video. To read more about Gary’s background, .
Following the reunion and awards luncheon, alumni members enjoyed a reception hosted by Dean Park in which more than 600 guests attended.
Rounding out the day’s activities was an Alumni Dance, held annually and sponsored by XDR Radiology and members of the Class of 1983.
Orthodontics – Celebrating Recent Graduates & Alumni
The Orthodontics Alumni Association held their annual event on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the seaside hotel, Casa del Mar, in Santa Monica. More than 70 alumni members attended and 18 orthodontic vendors held booth presentations. Roughly $15,000 was raised from event proceeds that will go to support the Clinic Innovation Unit campaign. The Innovation Campaign will greatly enhance post-doctoral education and research in the section of Orthodontics.
|The event also celebrated the UCLA Orthodontic graduates of the Class of 2012. Dr. Neal Kravitz discussed, "Clinical Techniques for Mastering Custom Lingual Orthodontics." Additionally, there were presentations from several School of Dentistry residents and faculty members.|
Upcoming Event: Annual Alumni Breakfast Lecture
Saturday, October 5, 2012 from 8 a.m. to noon at the School of Dentistry
This year’s featured speaker will be the president of Digital Dental Strategies, Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA. At the breakfast, Dr. Hirschinger will discuss how dentists can attract and retain patients with a user-friendly and content-rich dental website.