Location:  UCLA - Royce Hall

Date & Time:  Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 10:00 am - Sun, Jun 3, 2018, 12:00 pm

Event Host:  Office of Student Affairs

Event Presenter:  Commencement Speaker: Dr. Peter Polvirini

Please join the UCLA School of Dentistry for the Commencement of the Class of 2018. 

For ticket information, please contact the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs at (310) 825-9789.

Commencement Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Peter Polverini led the University of Michigan School of Dentistry for 10 years and stepped down as the dean in 2013. He was named the Jonathan Taft Distinguished University Professor of Dentistry in 2015 – one of University of Michigan’s top honors. He has had a distinguished scientific career in the field of vascular and cancer biology where he has long been a leader and influential figure. More recently, he has focused his attention on defining the immunologic environment of premalignant lesions and integrating precision medicine into the dental practice. He is considered an accomplished mentor, scholar, motivator and seasoned administrator who has fostered innovation in dental education by promoting scholarship and scientific rigor.

Dr. Polverini has received several prestigious awards in the dental field, including the William J Gies Award for Vision by a Dental Educator and the Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology from the International Association for Dental Research. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.