This celebration of the founding of the School of Dentistry is a time for recognition and celebration of the growth and accomplishments of all those associated with this world-class dental school. Join us down memory lane for a glimpse at the major milestones that have occured over the past 50 years:


1960 - Dr. Reider Sognnaes Appointed First Dean
1964 - UCLA School of Dentistry Established 

First Graduating DDS Class of 1964

1968 - First DDS Graduation


Early 1970s - Apollonians Established - Fundraising Group for the School
Early 1970s - Improvement of Student Diversity
Early 1970s - Formalization of Post-Doctoral Programs

Improvement of Student Diversity


1983 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinics Opens in Downtown Los Angeles
1989 - Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield Venice Dental Center Opens

Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield UCLA Venice Dental Center


1994 - Northridge Earthquake - Seismic Renovations Begin
1997 - 1998 - All Clinics Remodeled

Clinics Undergo Renovation from 1997 to 1998

1998 - Dr. No-Hee Park Appointed Dean
Late 1990s - Tarrson Family Endowed Chair in Periodontics


Early 2000s - Clinic Moves to Electronic Patient Records
Early 2000s - BISCO Dental Teaching Lab Established
2002 - Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology

Weintraub Center Research Lab

2003 - Jack A. Weichman Chair in Endodontics
2004 - Dr. Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics
2006 - Nobel Biocare Endowed Chair in Surgical Implant Dentistry
2008 - Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Professorship in Dentistry
2008 - Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry
2009 - Thomas K. Barber Endowed Term Chair in Pediatric Dentistry


2012 - Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair
2013 - Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research Established