Celebrating 125 Years

Bridging our Proud Past to a Bright Future

Celebrating our 125 years of improving oral health through education, patient care, and innovative research.

Help us celebrate by joining us during our upcoming events.
Please check back regularly for dates, times, and details.

Pitt Dental Medicine 125th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the School of Dental Medicine's 125th Anniversary with us on Friday, October 7 at the Oaklander Hotel!

Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the world premiere of our 125th Anniversary video. This event is free and open to the entire Pitt Dental Medicine Community.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

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Dean's Scholarship Ball

Senator John Heinz History Center
March 26, 2022

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Living Our Legacy: Honoring Our Legacy of Service

Virtual event hosted by Dr. Marnie Oakley

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7pm

Which do you think was harder, dental school or boot camp? Dr. Marnie Oakley (DEN ’92) will be joined by fellow Dental Corps Officers to honor the Pitt Dental Medicine alumni who served their country through dentistry.

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Living Our Legacy: Women in Dentistry

Virtual event hosted by Dr. Joanne Prasad

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7pm

As of 2020, the ADA estimates that 34.5% of working dentists are female. Join us to hear the real-world experiences of our female dental professional alumni at various stages of their careers.

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Pitt Homecoming 2021 Tailgate

Join Pitt Dental Medicine at the Pitt Homecoming Tailgate Party

Living Our Legacy: Driving Our Mission and Vision

Virtual event hosted by Erin Belitskus, Director of Development

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 7pm

Pitt Dental Medicine has had a long legacy of extraordinary leadership. Moderated by Erin Belitskus, our panel of Pitt Dental Medicine leaders will share stories about why they are invested in propelling the mission and vision of our school forward.


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White Coat Ceremony

Alumni Hall 7th floor Auditorium

August 27, 2021

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Living Our Legacy: Champions of Dental Education

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 7pm

Host, Dr. Jean O’Donnell (DEN ’90) will be joined by Pitt Dental Medicine Alumni who are teaching the next generation of dental professionals across the country. Hear our panelists speak about their journey to higher education and the challenges, opportunities, and future of dental education.  Panelists include Drs. Douglass Jackson (DEN ’91), Cataldo Leone (DEN ’83), Terri Jones Matthews (DEN ’81), Anitha Potluri (DEN ’10), and Karen Skaff (DEN ’68).

Golf Outing

July 12, 2021, 11:30 am at Shannopin Country Club

Join us for an Alumni Golf Outing to celebrate our 125th Anniversary!
Proceeds will support scholarships for current and future Pitt Dental Medicine students.

11:30am - Registration and Lunch
1:00pm - Shotgun Start - Scramble
5:00pm - Cocktail Hour
6:00pm - Dinner

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Exploring Our Legacy of Remarkable Research

Virtual Event hosted by Dr. Robert Weyant

May 4, 2021, 7pm

Associate Dean for Dental Public Health and Community Outreach, Dr. Robert Weyant (DEN ’82), will lead the discussion celebrating the Pitt Dental Medicine legacy in pioneering research and innovation. Respected panelists include Distinguished Professor, Dr. Mary Marazita, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Charles Sfeir, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul Moore (DEN ’73) and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Mark Mooney (A&S ’86).

Connecting Generations of Alumni Athletes

Virtual Event hosted by Matt Iannazzo

April 7, 2021, 7pm

Hosted by Mr. Matt Iannazzo, hear never-before-told stories from former Pitt Athletics varsity letter winners who went on to joint he Pitt Dental Medicine Family. Panelists include Dr. Morgan Choe, Women’s Softball (DEN ’20), Dr. Kathy Stetler, Women’s Swimming (DEN ’83), Dr. Brian Generalovich, Football (DEN ’68), Dr. William Sulkowski, Men’s Basketball (DEN ’78), and Dr. Kenneth Lang, Men’s Soccer (DEN ’70).

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Bridging Our Proud Past to a Bright Future

Virtual Event and Book Preview hosted by Dr. Liz Bilodeau

March 4, 2021, 7 pm

Join a well-known and respected panel of professionals to take a journey to learn, remember and discuss the history of Pitt Dental Medicine, Salk Hall and much more.

Pitt Day of Giving
Pitt Day of Giving

February 23, 2021

Join us as we kick off our year of celebrations on February 23 with Pitt's annual Day of Giving