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After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, the 50 Years of Orthodontic Excellence event took place on Saturday, May 6. This 50th anniversary celebration of the Graduate Orthodontic program included an academic symposium and tour of the dental school, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.

More than 80 alumni attended the symposium where Drs. Cory Constanzo ’02, ’04 Ortho, Joorok Park ’08 Ortho and Marta Baird ’08, ’11 Ortho presented practical information on the latest digital advances and Invisalign® respectively.

The evening event, held at the hotel’s grand ballroom, attracted almost 190 alumni, friends and faculty members, including Dr. Richard Rutter ’58 and Dr. Robert Boyd, former chairs of the Department of Orthodontics, and Dr. HeeSoo Oh ’01 AEGD, ’05 Ortho, current chair. Guests were treated to speeches and award presentations, along with a video greeting from Dr. Arif Alvi ’84 Ortho, president of Pakistan. The celebration continued with dancing into the evening. The event was a success and there is already discussion about a 60th anniversary celebration.