TheUCSF Dental Alumni Association (DAA) offers you an easy way to reconnect with friends and classmates, make contact with colleagues around the country, and meet today's students and faculty. Our mission is to support fellowship among the alumni of the School of Dentistry at UCSF.

As part of that commitment, an online community where you have access to the Alumni Directory, Class Notes, Membership and Benefits, and Upcoming Events, has been created for you and your fellow alumni.

Save the Date:

119th UCSF DAA Scientific Session

May 29 -30, 2014 in San Francisco.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, Contact Susan Norris at


the 118th UCSF DAA Scientific Session was a wonderful event thanks to you. We appreciate your support and we hope we will see you next year.

Check out the photos of the 118th Scientific Session here.

Benefits and Dues

Pay your DAA Membership Dues online!



 Thank you for supporting your alumni association!

  • Benefits and Dues FAQ
  • To make an additional gift, simply select "Other Amount" and enter your total.
  • You can also make a gift to the School of Dentistry annual fund in support of programs for students, alumni and more by clicking here.

Message from the Dean

The tremendous international reputation of the UCSF School of Dentistry owes a great deal to the dedication and generosity of our alumni.

We are well represented by you throughout the profession and throughout the world, embodying the excellence of our School in your practice, and providing an example to tomorrow's dentists and dental scientists. You show them - as you show all of us - how to serve, and how to give back. Read more.

Message from the UCSF Dental Alumni Association President 


Hello alumni and friends,

Our mission: "to advance the science and art of dentistry and the welfare of our alma mater."

The UCSF Dental Alumni Association (DAA) is a vibrant organization of dentists and dental hygienists. Established in 1882 to meet the desire of alumni for a continuing relationship with their school, the DAA supports fellowship among our alumni and the School through student outreach and a host of other alumni activities. We maintain our ties by facilitating a means for us to remain in touch with the School and each other through our annual signature events.

This year we proudly celebrated our 119th annual UCSF DAA Scientific Session at Alumni Weekend 2015 – it is an outstanding two-day Scientific Session filled with CE Courses and networking events for all dentistry insiders. As part of the Scientific Session, Class reunions are coordinated by the Office of Alumni Relations.

We also host meeting dinners throughout the year, provide scholarships to students, sponsor many events catered at promoting camaraderie amongst alumni and the dental school, and welcome students and new members such as our annual DAA Bear Bash and Thirsty Bear Alumni Reception.

As your DAA President, I am humbled and honored to serve you. My goal is to increase membership and continue to provide a strong network for new graduates and alumni and use the DAA as a resource for communication between dentists, dental hygienists, and all other dental professionals.

The UCSF DAA Executive Council meets once a quarter. We are always looking for alumni interested in getting involved with our UCSF family. To attend our meetings, or to share your expertise, please contact  

We look forward to your participation and support!

Respectfully Yours,
Chris Hayashi, DDS
President, UCSF Dental Alumni Association

Contact us:

Development and Alumni Relations
Justin Marsh, Senior Director of Development
Lynnette Teti, Director of Development
Michael Eccles, Director of Alumni Relations
Phil  Greazel, Development Assistant

UCSF Dental Alumni Association

745 Parnassus Avenue
UCSF Box 0970
San Francisco, CA 94143-0970
Tel: 415.502-8321
Fax: 415.476.9570

Class Reunion Time

Interested in joining or learning more about your Class Reunion Committee (CRC)? Contact: 415.502-8321 or  

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The Former Chancellor and Husband’s Historic Gift to Student Support Inspires Anonymous Donor
Former UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and her husband, Nicholas Hellmann, MD, recently made an extraordinary gift to the campus: $1 million for professional student scholarships to be divided four ways between the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.

Each of the schools will receive $250,000 upon securing a matching gift of $250,000, creating the first Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarships at UCSF. An anonymous donor has stepped up to make the match for the School of Dentistry. The largest donation ever to be received from a past or present UCSF chancellor was motivated by the campus’s new educational fundraising priority.

“I have a particular fondness for UCSF’s educational mission because that’s what brought me here in the first place,” says Desmond-Hellmann, who came to UCSF as an intern in 1982. “I knew that I had landed at just the place I wanted to be: one committed to training the very best health care providers and researchers, but doing it in an amazingly warm and nurturing environment.” She continues, “I’ve seen a lot of academic institutions since then, but I’ve never seen another training environment that matched the one I found here. I am determined to do what I can to preserve that special culture and, in some key ways, make it even better.” Nick Hellmann, who met his wife while they were both residents at UCSF, says, “We want to help UCSF continue its leadership and excellence in professional education, and inspire other alumni and friends to support our students.”

Dean John Featherstone, MSc, PhD, says these gifts are transformational for the School of Dentistry. “We are extremely thankful to Sue and Nick, and our extraordinarily generous anonymous donor, for opening the doors of opportunity for deserving students. We will be awarding the first Chancellor’s Scholarship for Opportunity to an outstanding and deserving student who will enter the DDS class in September 2012,” he says.

He adds that their generosity will make a significant impact as the California state budget cuts catapult the school’s tuition and fees. Tuition is up 9.6 percent and professional fees have risen 35 percent in the last three years. “We’ve been able to award some new scholarships in the last couple of years, and the funds from the Hellmanns and this anonymous donor are huge in terms of increasing that effort,” says Featherstone.