Message from the Association President
Some of my most treasured moments in life took place while I was attending the OHSU School of Dentistry. I remember moving up to "the hill" and going on a trail run before the start of school with my father, a graduate of the OHSU School of Medicine. He told me that these would be some of the most enjoyable, rewarding years of my life. I thought he was exaggerating, but time soon proved him right! The memories, friendships, skills, lessons, trials and triumphs that I experienced during my four years at dental school were amazing. I made many lasting friendships that endure today. I learned that failure teaches you a lot more than success and that it sets you up to be a better person, provider and friend. I learned that OHSU has wonderful reputation for a well-deserved reason. It is a challenging school that expects the best from each student. It is also a school that makes patient care a top priority.
As the current OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association President, I want to make sure that the Alumni Board does all that it can to help sustain and support such a remarkable school. I want to continue the legacy of providing students with a very high quality dental education while emphasizing the importance of the patient experience. I also want to make sure that we continue to facilitate alumni connections and keep reminding alumni of the amazing experiences they had at OHSU.
Currently, the SDAA sponsors many worthwhile events, including funding student scholarships each year, supporting the White Coat Ceremony and Graduation events, and coordinating multiple student events held during the school year. In addition, the Alumni Association provides priceless opportunities for our alumni to gather and network throughout the year.
I recently attended my 10-year dental reunion and was so excited to see my classmates. We have scattered in many different directions and specialties, but we all are all held together by the bonds we made during dental school. I am so very thankful that I attended such a wonderful dental school.
As the School of Dentistry Alumni Association President, I see firsthand how important your generous financial support is to the school and I encourage you to continue giving to help ensure the success of dentistry's future. I sincerely thank you for all of your support. If you have not visited OHSU recently, I highly encourage you to do so, especially when the students are on campus. I believe you will witness how passionate and incredible the students are and that supporting them and our school is a very worthwhile cause.
Thank you for your continued support for the OHSU School of Dentistry and the Alumni Association.
Erica Brontisky, D.M.D. '08
President, OHSU School of Dentistry Alumni Association
Alumni Association Board of Directors
Melissa Beadnell, D.M.D. '08
Steve Beadnell, D.M.D. '80
Bill Beeler, D.M.D. '70, Endo '83
Erica Bronitsky, D.M.D. '08
Eric Burbano, D.M.D. '68
Alan Chen, D.M.D. '09
Michelle Crocker, D.M.D. '04
Magda D'Angelis-Morris, D.M.D. '99
Fay Gyapong Porter, D.M.D .'90
Lillian Harewood, D.M.D. '95
Erin Hill, R.D.H. '03
John Kloucek, D.M.D. '86
Kyle Malloy, D.M.D. '13, D.M.S. '16, R '16
Stacy Matsuda, R.D.H. '77, M.S.