Alumni Shares

Alumnus Dr. Imre Rokus Retires

Dr. Imre Rokus of UBC Dentistry’s first class of 1968, was featured in the ‘Cranbrook Daily Townsman’ to celebrate his retirement. Click to learn about his early life before joining UBC Dentistry, and his subsequent 52-year dental career!


Congratulations StevestonSmiles

Alumni Drs. Doug Nielsen and Selena Chow practice at StevestonSmiles – which was recently named the best Dental Practice in Richmond!


SuperChef Pizza Contest!

Greg Chang (DMD 1986) and Superchefs are helping families find something fun to do this Spring Break! Alumni and their families are invited to participate in a pizza contest. Click HERE for more information, or HERE to watch the teaser video!


Dental Hygiene Graduate Outcomes Survey

Dentistry Alumni Zul Kanji (MSc 2011), Denise Laronde (MSc 2005), and Dr. Leeann Donnelly (MSc 2005, PhD 2012) conducted a survey of Dental Hygiene Alumni. Click HERE to download the PDF and read about the outcomes.


Gerry Chu, DMD 1976

Gerry Chu, and his wife Rita (Dip DH 1975, BDSc 1997) had their family featured in the Salmon Arm Observer this Lunar New Year. Dr. Chu reflects on his childhood Lunar New Year celebrations and his father’s legacy. Read it HERE.


Greg Chang has a Zoom call with a VIP

Greg Chang (DMD 1986) had an opportunity this week to speak with a VIP – the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau! They spoke about Dr. Chang’s SuperChefs program, and the work the program does in the community to entertain and educate kids during their summer breaks.


SuperChefs Christmas cook book!

Our own Greg Chang DMD 1986 and the SuperChefs program is at it again. They have compiled a Christmas cookery book like no other, inviting contributions from many of their diverse partners, including the famous UBC Ponderosa cake! Click here to view the PDF!


Bill Liang DMD 1983 and wife, Cathy

Bill Liang DMD 1983, wife Cathy and Dr. Denise Laronde, MSc 2005 and faculty member, dine outdoors with Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni, Jane Merling to discuss oral cancer research. Drs. Laronde and Liang worked together at his dental practice in the past, and have collaborated many times since, including on the Sinclair Travel Fellowship trip to Vietnam in 2016.


Kevin Urness, DMD 2016 and Jake Wuerch, DMD 2020

Here’s Kevin and Jake sending greetings from Ocudent Dental Clinic, in Red Deer Alberta!


Michael Fung, DMD 1975

Michael Fung DMD 1975 accepts his teaching appreciation plaque from the Dean on behalf of the Faculty and students.


Mahsa Soraya, DMD 1991

Mahsa Soraya DMD 1991 alumna and valued part-time faculty member was pleased to receive her Certificate of Appreciation recently.


Doug Neilsen, DMD 1972

As an alumnus of UBC Dentistry, Doug Nielsen DMD 1972 and his daughter Dr. Michele Nielsen have helped to cultivate the next generation of outstanding dental professionals. Here’s a heart-felt message from Dr. Nielsen to Kristina, who has been a CDA at Steveston Smiles for 9.5 years and was just accepted into UBC Dentistry’s Class of 2024!

Team Pediatric Dental Group

In an effort to continue supporting our patients during these unprecedented times, PDG Dental is running an emergency clinic throughout the COVID-19 crisis for both Pediatric and Orthodontic emergencies.


Team Monarch

Donated over 1000 masks and gloves during office closure to local hospitals!


Dr. Ken Chow, UBC Dentistry Alumni Affiliate

Donation of scrubs to Registered Nurses at Canucks Place for Hospice Care. A call out to please drop off any new or gently worn to Canucks Place.


Jordan Sanders, DMD 2015

“At times like this, it is difficult to stay positive. The world around us is changing in front of our eyes, in ways many of us never imagined. This is why it is so important that we stand together. Our neighbourhood and town are STRONG and, despite the uncertainty we will come out of this together!”