Alumni Events


January 22 Orlando Alumni Dinner held in conjunction with the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium: Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, Orlando, FL
  24 Boca Raton Alumni Luncheon held in conjunction with the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium: Maggiano's Little Italy, Boca Raton, FL

30 Alumni Lunch Reception held in conjunction with the Yankee Dental Congress: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA

March 11 Implant Study Club: Mini - Implants with Dr. Harold Sussman. 6-8PM   
  13 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Meeting-Boston, M A :   Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay A - 6:00-8:00PM  
  16 Queens/LI Alumni Study Club: Cho-Sen Village at Great Neck, NY  
  18 DC Alumni Study Club: Mon Ami Gabi at Bethesda MD  
  19 Young Alumni & Resident Networking Party: Arte Cafe at New York, NY  
  28 Patricia McLean Dental Hygiene Symposium: (open to all dental practitioners) 9AM - 3PM

April 8th & 9th Birnberg Research Program Posters & Lecture
  14 Alumni Reception at Greater Long Island Dental Meeting: Hilton Hotel, Melville, NY  5:30 - 7:30PM

17 2015 Class Reunion Day: honoring the classes ending in 0's & 5's 10:30AM - 6:30PM CUMC
  22 Student Mentor Reception: Tauber Room, Butler Library, CU Morningside Campus 6-8PM
  24 Thomas Cangialosi Annual Orthodontic Alumni Meeting: Columbia University Club of New York, NY
  27 OKU Lecture & Dinner: Featuring Global Oral Health Care; presentation by Dr. Stuart Hirsch and Honorary Inductee Dr. Stephen Nicholas  5 - 8:30PM CUMC - AMP 7

May 6 Implant Study Club, "Surgical Decision Making in Placing Posterior Implants" with Dr. James Fine 6-8PM CUMC
  16 Orthodontic Alumni Reception at AAO: Mascone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA  7:30-9PM
  23 Pediatric Alumni Reception at AAPD: Seattle, WA  5:30-7:30PM
  29 Annual Benjamin Tenenbaum Memorial Lecture in Periodontics with Dr. Philip Stashenko, President and CEO, The Forsyth Institute. 2 Noon-1pm CUMC 

June 2 Westchester Alumni Spring Meeting: Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant & Inn - Chappaqua, NY

July 8 CDM Connects Summer Harbor Cruise: New York, NY 6:30-9:00PM
  25 Student, Faculty & Alumni Reception-NDA Annual Convention: Chicago, IL 4:30-6:00PM

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For a calendar of Columbia Alumni Association events, click here.


Class Reunion Day  Held on Friday, April 17th, this event welcomes back the 5-year reunion classes. The Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to an alumnus who has distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the College or to the profession.

Fall BBQ  Held on a Sunday in early fall, this school-wide event is run with the Student Government Association. In addition to grilling burgers and hotdogs, the students participate in an interclass softball tournament with multi-colored baseball hats sported by each team, generously donated by past president Lois Jackson '77, Peds '80. The winning team is awarded a trophy and bragging rights. This is a family-friendly event which all are welcome to attend!

GNY Alumni Reception  Held on the Wednesday evening of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, this is CDM's biggest alumni/faculty/student event. Alumni have a chance to meet old friends, see former faculty and network with colleagues. Awards are presented, honoring new and senior faculty.

Mentor Reception  This reception is held each spring on the Columbia Morningside Campus in the Tauber Room of Butler Library (named after the father of Robert Tauber '62). The event enables current students to interact with alumni in an informal setting to talk about possible career paths and learn first-hand about life after dental school. All interested alumni are welcome to attend.

Spring Networking Event  This inaugural event was held at Sotheby's in April 2010. It is designed for alumni interested in buying or selling a practice, hiring an associate, building a referral base, to meet fellow alumni who practice in the area.

White Coat Ceremony  Held in August during Orientation week, the White Coat Ceremony officially welcomes the first-year students into the dental profession. The Alumni Association brings greetings at the event and gives a welcome gift to each student.

Lectures  Every year, CDM hosts several lectures featuring guest speakers. Alumni from specific programs are typically invited to these events, and they are usually open to the public. These include the following annual programs:

Contemporary Issues in Dentistry Visiting Professorship (Oct or Nov)

Bernard Moskow Lecture in Periodontics (Oct or Nov)

Solomon Rosenstein Visiting Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry (Jan)

Benjamin Tenenbaum Memorial Lecture in Periodontics (May)

Irving L. Naidorf Memorial Lecture in Endodontics (May)

Office of Alumni Relations & Development - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street, Box 20 - New York, NY 10032
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