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School of Dentistry Love Stories

In addition to fillings, extractions, and bridges, there’s been plenty of romance fluttering through the calls of CHS over the past 60 years!

In advance of Valentine's Day, we put out the call to Bruin alums and students, asking for your UCLA School of Dentistry love stories. From Class of 1977 alums approaching their golden anniversary to a couple who found each other on the first day of D1 orientation last September, thanks for sharing your heartwarming tales of matches made in heaven … and scrubs.

Celebrating Black History Month 2024

February is Black History Month! In celebration, the UCLA School of Dentistry's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has created an interactive timeline of Black contributions to oral health care, from early practitioners like Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman and Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins, to Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford – the first female dental school dean in the U.S. – to some notable accomplishments here in Westwood.

Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary in 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:

Dr. Fariba Younai Installed as Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair

Fariba Younai, D.D.S., Chair of the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, has been selected as the new Bob and Marion Wilson Endowed Chair.

“This prestigious appointment reflects Dr. Younai’s outstanding contributions to the discipline of oral medicine, dedication to research and community service, and commitment to academic excellence,” said School of Dentistry Dean Paul H. Krebsbach.

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