Alumni classes spanning five decades returned to Harvard School of Dental Medicine on Alumni Day, Friday, June 1, to reconnect with their classmates, faculty and mentors. DMD graduates from the Class of 1950 to the Class of 2013 enjoyed a day of reminiscing and learning about the latest activities of the School.
The day began with breakfast in the Research and Education building followed by a program that included the Harvard Dental Alumni Association (HDAA) business meeting led by Dino Bertini, DMD97, MMSc99, vice president of the HDAA; a presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Awards; a symposium on Oral Health on a Global Scale; and Dean Donoff’s State of the School address.
Dean Bruce Donoff, DMD67, MD73, presented the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals chosen for their contributions to the profession that honor the mission of the School. This year’s recipients included a well-known Boston dental entrepreneur, a leading researcher in the field of tissue engineering and wound healing, and a dedicated educator and advocate for access to oral health care around the globe.