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Lighting the Way

1967 - A health survey shows that Venice Beach residents need dental care more than any other service. Advocates approach the UCLA School of Dentistry with a proposal to open a community clinic.

1968 - Approvals from Chancellor Charles Young and dental school dean, Dr. Raider Soggnaes, move the clinic project forward. A grant for $38,000 is secured for start-up costs.

UCLA Dentistry Launches Spark Campaign

Funds raised will go towards students' emerging needs

The COVID-19 crisis continues to turn our daily lives upside down. We are all experiencing a profound shift both professionally and personally. The UCLA Dentistry family is vast and widespread, but we’re also friendly and familiar and we want you to know that we are here with you and for you during these unprecedented times.

Like you, we have had to adjust the way we operate. We are having to change the ways we serve our patients and how we train our students. 

Grateful Parents Of Chinese Students Organize To Support UCLA Health Care Workers

Republished from the UCLA Newsroom
Author: Peggy McInerny

It began with sandwiches.

Since March, when UCLA transitioned to remote learning and closed the campus to all but essential services in response to the coronavirus pandemic, about 200 international students have chosen to stay in campus residence halls. Naturally, their situations caused concern among their parents all over the world.

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