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UNC DentistrE News

January 9, 2012

Dear Friend of the UNC School of Dentistry:

As you’ve surely been told many times already since January 1, Happy 2012! The time of resolutions and new beginnings is here again, and we each have a clean slate ahead of us to accomplish great things.

The number one “great thing” on our list at the school, as you probably guessed, is the opening of the Dental Sciences Building this spring. The construction is more than 90 percent completed, and the excitement of the students, faculty and staff alike is contagious and overflowing. We’re all eager for the building to open so we can utilize all it has to offer.

You can’t open a building as spectacular as our 216,000-square-foot Dental Sciences Building without celebrating, so don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Best of Dentistry Gala Dinner that’s scheduled for Friday, April 27! Dinner attendees will have the opportunity to participate in both a silent and live auction to generate funds for the UNC Craniofacial Center, DFNC scholarships and the Fourth-Year Student Clinic. Invitations for that weekend’s events, including D.D.S. reunions and CE opportunities, will begin going out next month; start watching your mailbox after February 1!

Another great event we’re working on that you don’t want to miss is our 18th School of Dentistry Golf Tournament! It’s scheduled for Friday, April 13 at Finley Golf Course, and we’re looking forward to having some fun competing on the golf course. Proceeds raised from the tournament will directly benefit our students through scholarship support. Look for that registration information in late February.

Traveling to Atlanta March 22-24 for the Hinman Meeting? Be sure to join us at the UNC School of Dentistry Alumni Reception on Friday, March 23! Our reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Maple Room at the Omni. We hope you can join us there!

If you want to start off 2012 by giving back to the School of Dentistry, it’s easy to do. You can click here to give online or contact our office (919.966.4563 or to discuss your giving options. (Don’t forget - you can guarantee your name on the Donor Wall in the Dental Sciences Building with a $5,000 contribution towards the building construction!)

We’re looking forward to all the exciting things 2012 will bring our school, and sharing those things with each of you! Thank you for your continued support and your interest in the UNC School of Dentistry!

Best regards,

Tiffany Brannan
Director of Communications

P.S.: Don't forget to like our Facebook pages for the UNCDAA, the School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association!