Class Reun-Zooms at the 2021 PDC

This year, PDC looked different than in years past, with the Virtual Experience that was held March 4-6, 2021. UBC Faculty of Dentistry was represented by TeamSmile members from Continuing Dental Education, Development & Alumni, Admissions, Student Services, the Dental Hygiene Program, and the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program. In this new virtual format, we were able to have many more faculty and staff members than usual join us in the booth. Special guests included: Dr. Denise Laronde, Co-director of the DHDP; Susan Schmitz, Lecturer; Carrie Krekoski, Clinical Assistant Professor; Shunhau To, Program Manager, UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program, and Jane Merling, Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni.

We also had several alumni that dropped by to say hello, and we were so glad to see you! We can’t wait until we are able to gather in person again – hopefully soon! Thank you to everyone that stopped by!

If you happened to miss us at PDC this year, you can watch the message from the Dean welcoming everyone to the booth:

and, you can also see what our virtual booth looked like:

The booth also included resources on Continuing Dental Education programming, the Dental Hygiene Program, and updated information on the Faculty.


Class Reun-zooms!

A classic component of PDC is our milestone reunion program and this year, due to the pandemic, all of our reunion programming was held over Zoom. It was so much fun to see everyone that came out to the class “reun-zooms”, and more importantly, we’re so glad you all got a chance to reconnect with each other! Even though we were not able to gather in person this year, we were so glad to facilitate space for these reunions. Cheers to you, classes of 2016, 2011, 1996, 1991, 1986 and 1981 on your class milestones this year!

Class of 2016

Class of 2011

Class of 1996

Class of 1991

Class of 1986

Class of 1981


If you missed the celebrations, you can watch our Then & Now photo montage to see some of our favourite moments with all of the milestone classes, and how the school has changed over the years!



Thanks to Dr. Greg Chang for sending over these gems from the Class of ’86!

Drs. Busse, Cole and Chang (DMD1986), and Jessica Dube (DH 1986)

Class of 1896 at Halloween

DHDP Class of 1971 Reunion

Recently, the DHDP class of 1971 celebrated their 50th reunion! Everyone got into the celebration, including current DHDP Co-Director, Dr. Zul Kanji, and DHDP Class of 2021 Community Representative Natyra Haxhiavdija. See their messages of congratulations below!