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Whether you graduated one, five or 50 years ago, we hope that you will come celebrate Alumni Weekend 2014 with us and reconnect with Penn Dental Medicine!


Thursday, May 15

12:00 p.m.— 5:00 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 16

10:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Registration

Robert Schattner Center, Henry Schein Atrium

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Sig Siegel Conference Center, Evans Building, Second Floor

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 10:30 am.

1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m., The Goldin Seminar Series Presents: Innovations in Dentistry and Implications for Social Change

Continuing Education Course (2 CE hours)
B-60, Lower Concourse

The dental profession continues to face long-term challenges in the prevalence of oral diseases, innovations in science and technology, and market forces; and future years will bring considerable change and many new opportunities. This lively presentation will provide an overview of what constitutes innovation and change, why some ideas are adopted while others are not, and what we have learned about our past that will help shape the future of dentistry.

Moderated by David Barnes, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of the Health and Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania with panelists Myron Allukian (D’64) past-president of the American Public Health Association and member of the Institute of Medicine, and Eric Stoopler (D’99, GD’02), Associate Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

This session will enable participants to:

  • Define what constitutes innovation and change, citing two specific clinical examples of innovations in dentistry and the impact on society.
  • Discuss factors and criteria for sustainability of change and innovation in the clinical practice of dentistry.
  • Explain how the future of oral health promotion and disease prevention is shaped by historical factors and previous experiences with change and innovation.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity as 2.0 continuing dental education lecture credits. Penn Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m., Dr. Joseph W. Foote, Class of 1974 Memorial Lecture: Advances in Management of TMJ Disorders

Continuing Education Course (1 CE Hour)
B-60, Evans Lower Concourse

Presented by Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD (D’74), Schoenleber Professor of OMFS at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Vice Dean for Professional Services at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. This course will discuss biomechanics of TMJ disc derangement, pathophysiology of TMJ osteoarthritis, and surgical reconstruction of the TMJ.

This session will enable participants to:

  • Understand distinction between myofascial pain and internal derangement
  • Explanation of reducing and non-reducing disc displacement
  • Indications for advanced techniques in arthroscopy and arthrocentesis; arthroplasty; and total prosthetic joint replacement

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity as 1.0 continuing dental education lecture credits. Penn Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Welcome Reception & Reunion Celebration

Robert Schattner Center, Fonseca Garden

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 17

9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Registration

Robert Schattner Center, Henry Schein Atrium

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Shaping the Future of Care in 2014

Robert Schattner Center, Fonseca Garden

All Penn Dental alumni are invited to join us to hear how Penn Dental Medicine is shaping the future of care in 2014 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.

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m., Transportation to Penn Park

Robert Schattner Center, Fonseca Garden

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. — 12:30 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 picnic tent.

12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Alumni Picnic

Penn Park

Enjoy a Philly inspired picnic buffet, entertainment by student performing arts groups, and the spectacular views from Penn Park. Advance registration is required. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available upon request.

12:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m., Fun Zone

Penn Park, South Green

Kids of all ages are invited to take part in arts, crafts, and entertainment. Parental supervision and advance registration is required.

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

The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts

Celebrate with classmates and fellow alumni at the Ritz Carlton Philadelphia beginning with cocktails for all reunion alumni. Seated dinner to follow.

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Sunday, May 18

Participate in University-wide activities scheduled as part of Alumni Weekend 2014

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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.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Alumni Development and Alumni Relations:
Phone: 215-898-8951
E-mail: alumnifeedback@dental.upenn.edu

Schedule & Registration

Plan to Attend

Alumni Weekend 2014, May 16-18

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