The UCSF 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:

120th UCSF DAA Scientific Session

April 8 - 9, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, Contact Krista Dow at


the 119th 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 119th 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 120th annual UCSF DAA Scientific Session at Alumni Weekend 2016 – 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,
Mark Dellinges, DDS
President, UCSF Dental Alumni Association

Contact us:

Alumni Relations:
Michael Eccles, Director of Alumni Relations

Lynnette Teti, Director of Development
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  

Stay connected! Let’s get social!


UCSF Receives $100M Gift to Advance Health Sciences Mission -Landmark Gift Cements Chuck Feeney’s Role as UC System’s Top Philanthropist

UC San Francisco has received a $100 million gift from visionary philanthropist Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney to support its new Mission Bay hospitals, world-class faculty and students, and research programs focused on the neurosciences and aging.

This donation brings the longtime supporter’s total UCSF giving to more than $394 million, making Feeney the single largest contributor to the University of California system.

“I get my gratification from knowing that my investments in medical research, education, and the delivery of health care at UCSF will provide lifelong benefits to millions of people not only in the Bay Area but also around the world,” said Feeney, who, despite his global presence as a successful entrepreneur and discerning philanthropist, prefers remaining out of the limelight. “I can’t imagine a more effective way to distribute my undeserved wealth.”

Reflecting on Feeney’s contributions, UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, said, “As we celebrate UCSF’s 150th anniversary this year, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the unique role Chuck has played in our history. While his impact has been felt most profoundly during this past decade, his generosity will carry on forever at our University, in the San Francisco community, throughout the Bay Area, and globally, as our faculty and students advance knowledge and provide the finest clinical care. We are honored that he has decided to invest again in UCSF.”

Feeney’s gifts to UCSF are most visible at the University’s Mission Bay campus, where he has provided indispensable support to create advanced facilities and foster the environment for the biomedical research and patient care that goes on within them.

Before the latest funding, Feeney’s most recent gift to the campus was to UCSF Global Health Sciences, enabling the October 2014 opening of Mission Hall, which houses global health researchers, scientists and students under the same roof for the first time. Feeney, who coined the term “giving while living,” also generously supported the building of the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building and the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building.

“Chuck Feeney has been our partner at Mission Bay for more than 10 years,” added Hawgood. “He immediately embraced the Mission Bay concept, and he has enthusiastically helped us shape a larger vision for the campus and finance its development because he knew that our research and clinical programs could not flourish without state-of-the-art buildings.” Read More.