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About the Weekend

About the Weekend

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Thursday, May 12

Advances in Clinical Care & Education Day (ACCE)
Thursday, May 12 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
ACCE Day will celebrate faculty, resident and student scholarship in community service, educational initiatives, and advances in clinical care. The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Christine Riedy-Murphy, Head of the Department of Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In addition to the keynote speaker, the day’s program will include faculty, resident, and student presentations and will highlight Penn Dental Medicine’s Personalized Care Suite within its Care Center for Persons with Disabilities.

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Friday, May 13

Time

Event

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
*NEW TIME*
The Samuel I. & Hilda B. Shames Lecture
The Arthur B. Corby Auditorium, Penn Dental Medicine

Delivered by Carol Fakhry, MD, MPH, Director of the Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Cancer Center

Continuing Education Credits Available (1 CDE)

*Cost: FREE

12:00 – 2:00 PM Luminary Society Luncheon
Schattner Pavilion & Fonseca 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 1972 and earlier to the annual Luminary Society Luncheon. Meet 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 2022.

*Cost: FREE

12:00 – 2:00 PM Penn Dental Hygiene Alumni Luncheon
Fonseca Garden

Reconnect with Penn Dental Hygiene alumni for a celebratory luncheon with special guest speakers.

*Cost: FREE

1:00 – 2:00 PM The Joseph L. Rabinowitz Memorial Lecture
The Arthur B. Corby Auditorium, Penn Dental Medicine

Delivered by Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health

Continuing Education Credits Available (1 CDE)

*Cost: FREE

Beginning at 2:00 PM Student Curated Tours
Tours depart from the Atrium

Tour highlights include the School’s new Personalized Care Suite and Digital Design Center as well as stops in the Saito Pediatric Care Center, Schattner Clinic (formerly Main Clinic), Library, and more!

2:30 – 3:30 PM Following In Your Footsteps: Navigating the Dental School Admissions Process
The William W.M. Cheung Auditorium, Penn Dental Medicine

Penn Dental Medicine’s Mark Mitchell, Assistant Dean of Admissions, and Brian Hahn, Director of Admission, will discuss the dental admissions process at Penn Dental Medicine.

*Cost: FREE

4:00 – 5:00 PM Alumni Awards Reception
Fonseca Courtyard

Recipients of this year’s alumni awards will be honored, and awards will be presented prior to the Reunion Celebration. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of the following Penn Dental Medicine Alumni:

THOMAS EVANS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anne Koch, D’77 GD’93

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
Charlene Jennings Fenster, DH’75
Frank Smithgall, C’79 D’83

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT
Brian Ford, D’09 M’12 GD’15
Steven Wang, D’09 M’12 GD’15

HONORARY ALUMNUS
Joseph Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc

5:00 – 7:00 PM Penn Dental Medicine Reunion Celebration
Schattner Pavilion & Fonseca Courtyard

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

*Cost: FREE

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 »

Saturday, May 14

Time

Event

9:00 – 10:00 AM Dean’s Council & Alumni Society Executive Committee Combined Meeting
Shils Board Room

This is a closed meeting to current members of the Dean’s Council and Alumni Society Executive Board.

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 Care Center for Persons with Disabilities and 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
Schattner Atrium

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. Scott Chanin (D’83), 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 celebratory picnic lunch on College Green! 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 1; $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

Beginning at 5:00 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 »

Additional Activities

Research Day 2022
Friday, May 13 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
This year, in conjunction with Alumni Weekend, the School is pleased to offer additional opportunities for alumni to experience the breadth of research activities at Penn Dental Medicine. Research Day will highlight basic and clinical research excellence at the School including featured faculty talks, poster presentations by students and postdoctoral fellows, and a poster competition.

For information on the full Research Day program, please visit www.dental.upenn.edu/researchday.

University Events
May 13 – 16, 2022
A variety of social, cultural, and educational activities are planned across the University from Friday, May 13, through Monday, May 16, culminating with Commencement. For a schedule of all University events, visit Penn’s Alumni Weekend website at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend.

Please note, advanced registration is required for most University events. All questions regarding the University Alumni Weekend schedule or registration should be directed to Penn Alumni Relations as 215-898-7811.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement:
215-898-8951
alumni@dental.upenn.edu

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