Alumni and Guests Gather in "Noo Ahlins!"

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Over seventy-five alumni, faculty, students, staff and their guests gathered to refuel and compare notes during the recent American Dental Association Annual Session in New Orleans.

For some, the Alumni Association-sponsored reception offered the first chance to meet Dean Phillip Marucha and welcome him to the School and the Oregon dental community.

During a brief program Dr. Marucha shared highlights of his first 62 days in office, spoke about the introduction of OHSU's Interprofessional Initiative into the dental curriculum and encouraged alumni support for the closing stages of the "Our Moment is Here" campaign.

Dr. Marucha was introduced by Dean Emeritus Jack Clinton '64. SDAA Board President James A. Smith, DMD '81, acted as host and MC, leading the group in a brief instructional session on the correct pronunciation of the name of the host city. Sadly, no CE credits were available.

Photos from the event are posted here.