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Office of Alumni Relations

Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni

The goal of the Office of Alumni Relations at the School of Dentistry is to develop and implement outreach activities that will nurture lifelong relationships with and among our more than 5,000 living alumni. We make every attempt to offer programs of relevance and service to alumni.  Underlying all our efforts is the belief that the School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education for students, serves as a resource to the community and is committed to integrity, diversity, and service.

As a graduate of the School of Dentistry, you are automatically a member of the Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Association. Alumni are invited to special events and receptions, can use our online career services and receive our bi-annual alumni magazine, Leading Edge.

The University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Association is not only your connection to former classmates, but discounted continuing dental education courses, the School, the University, faculty and our ongoing traditions, and the future of the dental profession.

Events

We regularly host social and networking events; you can look forward to alumni receptions held during state and national meetings, as well as local activities to keep you connected to your alma mater and part of an alumni network.  Please join us at our events to see new and familiar faces, and cultivate personal and professional relationships.  

2017 Events

Friday, January 27, 2017
Yankee Dental Congress - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Westin Boston Waterfront – Boston, MA

Friday, February 24, 2017
Chicago Midwinter Meeting - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue TBA – Chicago, IL

Friday, March 31, 2017
Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Day - 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Detroit Mercy Dental Class Reunions (for class years ending in a 2 or 7) - 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Inn at St. John’s - Plymouth, MI

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Alumni Reception; 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 
Ta-Nehisi Coates Talk; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Calihan Hall, Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus
Purchase Tickets

Saturday, April 22, 2017
American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session – Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Hotel Grand Ballroom - San Diego, CA 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Michigan Dental Association Annual Session - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reserve Food & Wine Restaurant - Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday, April 27, 2017
American Association of Endodontists Meeting - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Dinner
7:00 p.m.
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant - New Orleans, LA
Register to Attend

Friday, April 28, 2017
2017 Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards 
6:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus 
Purchase Tickets

Friday, May 5, 2017
California Dental Association Presents Anaheim - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Marriott Anaheim, Gold Key Room –  Anaheim, CA

Friday, May 5, 2017
Ontario Dental Association - Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Canyon Creek Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario

Friday, July 14, 2017
Academy of General Dentistry Annual Session – Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spago at Forum Shopa, Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Detroit Mercy Night at Comerica Park
Detroit Athletic Club Tailgate; 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Detroit Mercy Pre-Game Program; 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
First Pitch Tigers vs Oakland A’s; 7:10 p.m. 
Comerica Park – Detroit, MI 
Purchase Tickets

Friday-Saturday, September 29-30, 2017
2017 Detroit Mercy Homecoming
Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus

Friday, April 13, 2018
Detroit Mercy Dental 2018 Alumni Day
Real Wealth: Detecting, Preventing and Eliminating Financial Decay Through Recovering Cash and Taking Control of Your Finances
The Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth, MI

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Class Reunions

Class reunions - class of 1962

Is it time to start planning your reunion?

The Office of Alumni Relations is happy to assist you in planning your reunion event in the following areas:

  • Providing class lists including addresses, phone numbers and email
  • Advertising your reunion
  • Coordinating mailings and providing mailing materials
  • Offering ideas for locations and making arrangements
  • Photographing your event
  • Arranging the Dean's or a favorite faculty member's attendance
  • Planning class gifts

As always, we encourage your class to consider holding your event in conjunction with our annual Alumni Day, which reduces costs and encourages attendance.

Please contact Kimberly Raleigh, at kimberly.raleigh@udmercy.edu or 313-494-6626.

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    Update Us

    Awards & Achievements  

    Share your exciting highlights with us and your classmates.  From personal to professional, we will happily include news items in our variety of alumni communications.  Please include the following:

    • Your Student Name (in the case of name-changes)
    • Degree/Graduate Program
    • Graduation Year
    • Newsworthy Information
    • Pictures (as necessary)

    Change of Address 

    If you are not receiving the Detroit Mercy Dental alumni e-newsletters or magazine, we may not have your most up-to-date contact information. Please let us know how to reach you by contacting: dentalar@udmercy.edu

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    Visit Detroit Mercy Dental

    We welcome visits from alumni and friends! 

    Please contact us to plan a comprehensive tour of the Corktown Campus.  Let us know if you have any specific areas of interest you would like to see!  

    To schedule your visit, contact Kimberly Raleigh, Director of Alumni Relations at kimberly.raleigh@udmercy.edu or 313-494-6694. 

    For a map and directions of our location, click here.

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