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Penn Ortho Centennial Campaign

As the Department of Orthodontics celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016, the Penn Ortho Centennial Campaign got underway to build vital resources for the Department and its programs now and well into the future. The goal is to raise $1 million to support two complementary initiatives – expansion of the clinic and resident scholarships. With just $30,000 still needed to reach that goal, work was completed in the summer 2017 on the expansion and updates to the clinic.


The Centennial Campaign has enabled the Department to add four new operatories to the School’s Brainerd F. Swain Orthodontic Clinic. The added chairs will accommodate the growing number of residents pursuing their orthodontics certificate with the Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) and Doctoral of Science in Dentistry (DScD) degrees. The Campaign is also supporting improved digital capabilities, enhancing the orthodontic teaching environment.

Resident Support

Residents are the Department’s most important legacy and its contribution to moving the profession forward. The Dr. Robert Vanarsdall Fellowship Fund will provide resources for students who need help with tuition or engaging in extramural professional activities.


To perpetuate the legacy of leadership of Penn Orthodontics, we invite you to invest in the Department’s future through the Penn Ortho Centennial Campaign. Every gift makes a difference and all donors will be recognized through a prominently displayed centennial plaque at to the following levels:

Category Gift Level
Founder $100,000 and above
Fellow $25,000 – $99,999
Ambassador $5,000 – $24,999
Associate $1,000 – $4,999


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Send your gift (checks payable to – Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania) to:
Penn Dental Medicine
Penn Ortho Centennial Campaign
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


For more information, contact:
Maren Gaughan
Associate Dean for Leadership Giving

Ortho 100

Ortho 100 Committee

Guy T. Coby, GD’87, GD’90
Warren D. Woods, GD’82

Paul J. Batastini, GD’72
Frank Besson, Jr., D’94, GD’96
John M. Capogna, GD’88
Chun-Hsi Chung, D’86, GD’92
Jenny C. Chung, GD’79
Patrick Cuozzo, GD’97
Francis G. Forwood, D’77, GD’79
Peter M. Greco, D’79, GD’84
John L. Hayes, GD’86
Anil J. Idiculla, C’98, G’D06
David Tai-Man Shen, D’79, GD’81
Damon Szymanowski, GD’05
Nipul K. Tanna, D’90, GD’91, GD’10
Tejjy M. Thomas, D’06, GD’11

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