Alumni Initiatives

Ways to Get Involved

The UCLA School of Dentistry aims to connect all of our alumni with volunteer opportunities that will truly match their interests. The following opportunities are available exclusively to our alumni. 

Dental Delights

“Dental Delights” is a virtual program that aims to bring together students and alumni from a variety of backgrounds for an evening to network in a casual setting. Alumni from all over the world are welcomed to host a virtual event.

Dinner for 12 Dental Students

Each year, UCLA Dentistry alumni host "Dinner for 12 Dental Students” bringing together alumni, faculty, and student dentists from all generations to enjoy good food and great conversation. Modeled after the Dinner for 12 Strangers program that UCLA started in 1968, the dinners provide an opportunity for the dentists-to-be to meet and network with practicing dentists in a casual, welcoming setting.

“I enjoyed talking with our hosts and other alumni, and seeing what they have done in their dental career. They gave me perspective and helpful advice for my future and I am appreciative of their hospitality.”

- Sonya Lin, Class of 2021

Become a Host

Host 12 of your fellow alumni, current students, and faculty at your home or preferred location. This small act of generosity makes a meaningful impact in the lives of current students. If you are an alumnus who is interested in hosting a dinner, please contact our office for more details.

Volunteer Lecturer

Volunteer lecturers play critical roles in the training of predoctoral students and resident dentists. These are individuals who are licensed dentists interested in making an impact on future dental professionals in the field. To inquire about becoming a member of our volunteer faculty, please contact the academic division where you would like to volunteer your time.