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Whether you graduated one, five or 50 years ago, we hope that you will come celebrate Alumni Weekend 2015 with us and reconnect with Penn Dental Medicine!

Thursday, May 14

3:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m., Student Research Day

Robert Schattner Center

Penn Dental Medicine’s student research organization, the Vernon J. Brightman Research Society, along with the School of Dental Medicine’s Honors Program will host the annual Student Research Day highlighting student research projects conducted throughout the academic year. This annual event celebrates Penn Dental Medicine’s long-standing tradition of excellence in student research, community health programs and clinical excellence and features poster presentations by students on their activities including basic science, oral medicine, clinical care and research as well as community health projects. Current projects include stem cell based therapies, muscle regeneration, analysis of restorative materials as well as bacterial pathogenesis.

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Friday, May 15

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Registration

Robert Schattner Center, Henry Schein Atrium

11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m., Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Shils Board Room, Schattner First Floor
Cost: $25 per person includes catered lunch and dues

Penn Dental Hygiene alumni are invited to the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Robert Schattner Center. Official business begins at 11:00 am.

11:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m., Lunch & Learn: “I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now”

Sig Seigel Alumni Center & Conference Room, Evans Second Floor
Cost: FREE

The Lunch & Learn will focus on topic areas such as lessons learned starting and running a practice; transitioning from Dental School to work; and much, much more. Whether you have your own story to tell or are looking for advice from fellow alumni, please join us for this special presentation facilitated by Doctors Brian Lee (D’00 GD’04), George Lynch (D’05), Olivia Sheridan (D’90 GD’92), and David Tarica (D’83). This presentation will contain group discussion, mentoring opportunities, and networking. Lunch will be provided.

12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m., Luminary Society Luncheon

Harvest Seasonal Grill, 40th & Walnut Street
Cost: FREE

In recognition of the distinction and achievement of Penn Dental Medicine alumni celebrating their 50th reunions and beyond, Dean Kinane invites all alumni from the classes of 1965 and prior to the inaugural Luminary Society Luncheon. Join us in meeting fellow Penn Dental Medicine alumni, share memories of your time at Penn Dental, and hear how your alma mater is shaping the future of care in 2015.

3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., The Samuel I and Hilda B Shames Lecture Series Presents: Restorations — Treatment Planning the Materials, Techniques and Procedures for Optimal Clinical Success Enhancing the Esthetics and Function of High Strength All-Ceramic and CAD-CAM

Continuing Education Course (1.5 CE Hours)
B-60, Evans Lower Concourse
Cost: FREE

Presented by Dr. Alan Atlas (D’86), this course will demonstrate step-by-step concise restorative treatment planning guidelines that fulfill today’s esthetic demands and integrates current restorative materials and protocols. Procedures and techniques for esthetic and functional success with high strength ceramics and CAD/CAM technology will be reviewed, based on the most current scientific evidence, to assess what factors most influence the clinical outcomes for tooth and implant supported restorations.

This session will enable participants to:

  • Describe and utilize rational treatment planning concepts for anterior and posterior indirect esthetic restorations to achieve successful outcomes based on scientific evidence and integration of new technologies
  • Describe step by step preparation techniques demonstrated with Dental Microscope video with specific diamonds and rationale for perfect finish lines for all ceramic crowns, inlays and onlays
  • Describe cementation criteria and techniques for each prosthetic substrate – Metal, Leucite Ceramic, Lithium Disilicate and Zirconia
  • Utilize simple and predictable smile design methods for proper treatment planning of anterior restorations including veneers and full mouth reconstruction.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity as 1.5 continuing dental education lecture credits.

5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m., Welcome Reception

Robert Schattner Center, Fonseca Garden
Cost: FREE

All Penn Dental Medicine alumni are invited to join us as we kickoff Alumni Weekend with a reception honoring all reunion classes. Welcome remarks by Denis F. Kinane, the Morton Amsterdam Dean of the School of Dental Medicine, and student led tours highlighting the unique history of and the latest additions to the School. Stops will include the new Endodontic Clinic, Honors Clinic, and much more!

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Saturday, May 16

9:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m., Registration

Robert Schattner Center, Henry Schein Atrium

10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m., Shaping the Future of Care in 2015

Robert Schattner Center, Fonseca Garden
Cost: FREE

All Penn Dental alumni are invited to join us to hear how Penn Dental Medicine is shaping the future of care in 2015 with special remarks from Dean Denis F. Kinane. This update will include exciting plans for the Evan’s Lower Concourse renovation and details about the new state-of-the-art pre-clinical labs. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m., Alumni Parade of Classes

Locust Walk
[Line up location on 37th Street between Locus Walk and Walnut Street]

Transportation from the Robert Schattner Center to Penn Park for the Alumni Parade of Classes and Alumni Picnic will be provided. Parade line up begins at 11:45 in the Penn Park Parking Lot.

12:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., Alumni Parade of Classes

Penn Park, 31st Street between Walnut & South Streets

Display your Penn pride by marching with the Dean, Alumni Society President, and fellow alumni to the Penn Dental Medicine picnic tent. Parade line up begins at 11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m., Penn Dental Alumni Picnic

College Green
Cost: $40 pre-registration/$45 after May 6; $15 children under 6-16; no charge for children 5 and under

Join fellow alumni and Dean Denis Kinane for a picnic lunch on College Green with a special appearance by President Amy Gutmann. During the picnic, activities will be available for all ages as well as entertainment including a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Advance registration is required. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available.

12:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m., Fun Zone

Located at the Button, the Upper Quad, & Penn Park

We invite children of all ages to enjoy arts, crafts, and entertainment throughout campus at our various Fun Zone locations!

The Button: Have fun with Wondergy as scientists mix science and entertainment for a one-of-a-kind experience! (Ages: 7-12)

Upper Quad: Find creativity in common materials with Scrapkins as you turn recyclables in to fun toys! (Ages: 3-9)

Penn Park: Enjoy arts and crafts, face painters, and balloon artists! (All ages)

6:30 p.m. — 10:00 p.m., Reunion Reception & Dinner

The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street
Cost: $100 per person/$175 per couple; Young Alumni (Classes 2005-2015) $75 per person

Celebrate with classmates and fellow alumni at The Union League of Philadelphia with special presentations of the Alumni Award of Merit to Doctors Olivia Sheridan (D’90 GD’92) and Robert Vanarsdall, Jr. (GD’72); and the Honorary Alumnus Award to Dr. Elliot Hersh. Festivities begin with cocktails followed by a seated dinner.

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Sunday, May 17

Participate in University-wide activities scheduled as part of Alumni Weekend 2015

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Please contact the Office of Alumni Development and Alumni Relations:
Phone: 215-898-8951

Penn Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030