Winter/Spring 2018

Posted on: Wednesday, 04/25/2018

Dear School of Dentistry community,Paul Krebsbach, Dean

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2018.  You are nearing the finish line to completing your formal education at one the very best schools in the country. With commencement on the horizon, I encourage you to take some time to reflect on your last four years here. Dental school is challenging, but the skills that you have learned here will benefit you throughout your professional career. You have chosen a profession that is very rewarding; dentistry was ranked #1 on the list of top healthcare jobs and #2 on best jobs overall.

As you will see in the news and accolades from January to April, UCLA Dentistry continues to thrive. As most of you know, we passed our Accreditation visit in February, and the School celebrated the good news with an All-School luncheon. We also launched our Community-based Clinical Education program at the beginning of March, with help from a generous donation by Delta Dental of California.

Don’t forget, our Annual Alumni Day reception is coming up at the CDA on Friday, May 18, in Anaheim. We will have a new venue and new format this year.  If the drive from Westwood to Anaheim sounds daunting, we’ve arranged for transportation for UCLA Dentistry students, faculty, and staff. RSVP before it’s too late!

Thank you for taking the time to read our eNewsletter, and if you’re interested in even more UCLA Dentistry news, we encourage you to read the 2nd edition of our bi-annual magazine, which includes a feature on “Bringing the Dental School to the Community.”


Paul Krebsbach - Signature

Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, PhD
Dean and Professor