2021 UCLA Dentistry Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Please join us as we celebrate the graduation of the UCLA School of Dentistry, Class of 2021!
Due to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year our graduates are honored in an online commencement ceremony to recognize and celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments.
While we are not able to be together physically, we will come together from around the globe to honor the graduates and share this momentous occasion.
Use the hashtag #UCLASOD2021 to share memorable moments of the commencement celebration.
- Live Stream: 10:00 AM (PDT) on Sunday, May 30, 2021
- Link to View Ceremony: Click Here
- Presiding: Dean Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, PhD
- Commencement Speaker: Ron Inge, DDS '81, Chief Dental Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Professional Services at Delta Dental of Missouri
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Live Stream Link: Click Here
In the first year of my deanship, I found myself surrounded by faculty, students, staff, and fellow academic leaders wanting to introduce me to the beauty of this campus, this city, and this outstanding dental school – UCLA Dentistry. I have been warmly welcomed by the entire community to what has now become my home.
Making Saliva a Serious Business
“Most people are surprised when I tell them that saliva can reveal as much, if not more, than blood or urine can. We have made it our mission to make saliva testing a clinical reality to detect for serious diseases. And we’re getting very, very close.”
Decoding Oral Health: Diana Wang, Class of 2017
“I believe there’s a little bit of pathologist in all of us,” said Diana Wang, Class of 2017. “Patients always want to know why something happened to them, and pathology helps answer those difficult questions.”