Year-long celebration for Dentistry’s centennial

Dentistry clinic in the 1920s

A UIC College of Dentistry clinic in the 1920s.

“It will be a year of honoring not only the college’s history, but the alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and corporate and organized dentistry partners who have embraced our commitment to excellence in dental education and who have been inspired by our vision to make our college a world leader over the past 100 years,” said dean Bruce Graham.

The centennial year celebration begins today with a pizza party before the UIC vs. Loyola men’s basketball game and ends Nov. 16 with a black-tie gala in the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom.

In the months between, there will be receptions, reunions, a golf outing, a riverboat trip and a continuing education cruise.

Other highlights include:

• Clinic and Research Day March 7, with keynote speaker James E. Melvin, clinical director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

• a Dental Student Council Spring Formal

• a conference,“Hundred Years of Research Excellence: Celebrating our College’s Legacy,” June 16 to June 20.

For more information on centennial events, e-mail, follow the activities on Facebook or call 312-996-0485.

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