Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary in 2024

The UCLA School of Dentistry's clinic (left) and academic (right) facilities, as seen from Tiverton Ave. in both the 1960s and 2020s.
The UCLA School of Dentistry's clinic (left) and academic (right) facilities, as seen from Tiverton Ave. in both the 1960s and 2020s.
January 1, 2024

As we turned the calendar to 2024, the UCLA School of Dentistry commenced an exciting celebration … its 60th anniversary year!

At the core of this year-long commemoration, the anniversary is all about reflecting on the School’s incredible impact on oral health care over the past six decades – a short span relative to peer institutions – as well as looking forward to the continuing innovations ahead. Sixtieth-anniversary content will be visible via touchpoints such as:

  • Building and digital signage
  • Endowed chair installations and BISCO lectures
  • Research and Clinical Excellence Day (Feb. 28) and Science Day (June)
  • CDA Anaheim (May), plus other regional alumni events
  • Spring issue of UCLA Dentistry Magazine
  • Historical and forward-looking website/social media content

Celebrations reach a crescendo on Saturday, Sept. 28, with a special event in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium. An academic program centered on the School of Dentistry’s four pillars (Education | Patient Care | Research | Public Service) will be followed by a reception and exhibition. Additional details and invitations are forthcoming.