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About the Weekend

About the Weekend

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Thursday, May 13
Time
Event
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Research Day 2021

Penn Dental Medicine, 240 S. 40th Street

Research Day celebrates and showcases the considerable research activities at Penn Dental Medicine. The day is a wonderful opportunity for our dental students, residents, graduate students, faculty and researchers to present their research projects and interact. The morning program will feature presentations by the School’s basic science and clinical faculty followed by the Joseph L. Rabinowitz Memorial Lecture. The afternoon will be highlighted by the poster competition and keynote speaker.

We look forward to a day of exchange and collaboration with colleagues across disciplines that highlights the quality, depth and diversity of the School’s research. Penn Dental Medicine continues to build as a leader in the generation of new knowledge and cultivation of the next generation of oral researchers.

*Cost: FREE

Please note registration for this event is separate from the Alumni Weekend registration. For more information and to register, please visit www.dental.upenn.edu/researchday

Friday, May 14
Time
Event
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Dental Hygiene Alumni Luncheon

Fonseca Gardens

Join fellow Penn Dental Hygiene alumni for a luncheon to celebrate the milestone reunions as well as this year’s recipient of the Dental Hygiene Alumni Special Achievement Award.

*Cost: $30 per person includes catered lunch

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Luminary Society Luncheon

Dean’s Courtyard

In recognition of the distinction and achievement of Penn Dental Medicine alumni celebrating their 50th reunion or more, the School invites alumni from the classes of 1971 and earlier to the annual 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 2021.

*Cost: FREE

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Deans Discussion

The William W.M.Cheung Auditorium (formally B-60)

*Cost: FREE

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Transforming Dentistry Through Innovation and Technology

The William W.M.Cheung Auditorium (formally B-60)

Advances in microscopic imaging are revealing unprecedented details about dental plaque, leading to the development of new technologies to fight it more effectively. What if a patient’s visit to the dentist didn’t involve the time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from their teeth? What if, instead, a small army of tiny robots could be deployed to precisely and non-invasively remove that buildup? Join us for this year’s Samuel I. and Hilda B. Shames Lecture to hear about the exciting work of Dr. Hyun (Michel) Koo, Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Divisions of Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health at Penn Dental Medicine, and how his interdisciplinary research with colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science has led to new discoveries about dental plaque and the development of microbe-killing robots for biofilm elimination.

*Cost: FREE
*CE Credits: 1.0 credit hours

Beginning at 4:00 PM
Student Curated Tours

Tours will depart from the Henry Schein Atrium of the Robert Schattner Center

This year’s tours will feature the School’s new Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Saito Pediatric Care Center, the Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Shils Clinic, Library, and more!

4:00 – 5:15 PM
Alumni Awards Reception

Dean’s Courtyard

Recipients of the 2020 and 2021 alumni awards will be honored and presented prior to the Reunion Celebration. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of the following Penn Dental Medicine Alumni:

Daniel Fine, D’65 | 2020 Thomas Evans Achievement Award

Tony Saito, D’95 | 2020 Alumni Award of Merit

Eric Stoopler, D’99 GD’02 | 2020 Alumni Award of Merit

Maria Velasco, D’10 GED’10 | 2020 Young Alumni Award of Merit

Ann Robyn Watson, DH’69 | 2020 Dental Hygiene Alumni Special Achievement Award

Marianne Contino, RDH | 2020 Honorary Alumni Award

*Cost: FREE

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Alumni Weekend Celebration

Schattner Pavilion, 1st Floor

Join fellow classmates and friends for a special reception celebrating all Penn Dental reunion classes. The reception will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and tours of the School’s newly renovated spaces.

*Cost: FREE

Beginning at 7:00 PM
Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

Saturday, May 15
Time
Event
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Dean’s Council Meeting

Shils Board Room

This is a closed meeting to current Dean’s Council Members.

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Penn Dental Hospitality Suite

Schattner Atrium

Doors will be open for alumni to stop in, peruse old yearbooks and memorabilia, and relax with mimosas and light breakfast fare.

*Cost: FREE

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Student Curated Tours

Tours will depart from the Henry Schein Atrium of the Robert Schattner Center

This year’s tours will feature the School’s new Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Saito Pediatric Care Center, the Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Shils Clinic, Library, and more!

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Parade Line-Up

Grab your class flag before heading down to the parade. We will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the University’s Alumni Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:00 – 12:30 PM
Alumni Parade

Locust Walk

Display your Penn pride by marching with Dean Mark Wolff, Alumni Society President Dr. Eric Spieler (D’84), and fellow alumni to the Penn Dental Medicine picnic on College Green. Family, friends and children are welcome!

Please note we will depart the School at 11:30 AM to line up for the Parade on Locust Walk. You are invited to walk with us from the School or meet us on Locust Walk in the designated Professional School line-up area.

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Picnic

College Green

Join fellow alumni for a picnic lunch on College Green with a special appearance by President Amy Gutmann. This is a great opportunity to bring your entire family as activities will be available for kids of all ages as well as entertainment including a DJ and performances by the Glee Club and Penn Band. Vegetarian and Kosher meals will be available.

*Cost: $40 per person pre-registration/$45 after May 6; $15 children ages 6-16; no charge for children 5 and under

12:30 – 3:30 PM
Fun Zone

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

*Cost: FREE

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Quaker Kids

Bring the whole family to paint the campus Red and Blue! Stop by after the Picnic for great treats, fun activities and a screening of a movie! Most appropriate for children ages ten and under.

*Cost: FREE

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Young Alumni Reunion Celebration

Join fellow classmates and friends for a special cocktail reception celebrating the 5th, 10th, and 15th Reunions! Reconnect and mingle while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, delicious cocktails, and spectacular views of high atop The Bellevue at XIX.

Beginning at 6:00 PM
Reunion Class Celebrations

Many of this year’s reunion classes are planning special class celebrations on Friday and/or Saturday evening. Please click here to visit our class reunions page for more information »

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations:
215-898-8951
alumni@dental.upenn.edu

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