College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion

Virtual Reunion Programming - October 29, 2021

Please note: there will not be any in-person events held as part of the reunion this year.

If you made a hotel reservation and no longer need it, it will be up to you to call and cancel it: 402-474-111.


All times listed below are central daylight time.

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Greetings & College Address

  • Presented by Janet M. Guthmiller, DDS, PhD
    Dean, UNMC College of Dentistry
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Aesthetic restorative options for anterior and posterior teeth - Can CAD/CAM provide what we need?

  • Presented by Renato Roperto, DDS, MSc, PhD
    Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry, UNMC College of Dentistry

This course will highlight options for direct composite restorations, as well as CAD/CAM options, and research on material science. (1 CE hr)

At the end of the course, participants will: 

  • Understand more about aesthetic techniques and the behing-the-scenes science.

Renato Roperto, DDS, MSc, PhD, joined the UNMC College of Dentistry in 2021 as chair of the department of adult restorative dentistry. Previously, he was the interim chair of the comprehensive care department, an associate professor and director of CAD/CAM and operative dentistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2013-2021. He also served as an assistant professor in the departments of restorative dentistry at the University of Manitoba - Canada and the University of Ribeirao Preto - Brazil.

An accomplished researcher, Dr. Roperto has published over 30 journal articles, two book chapters, and over 40 International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental Research abstracts. His research and professional interests include general dentistry, CAD/CAM, restorative procedures (composite fillings and sensitivity treatment), ATM treatment (soft and hard night guard), and cosmetic dentistry (anterior smile design using ceramics).

Dr. Roperto received his PhD in restorative dentistry from the University of Toronto - Canada and Sao Paulo State University UNESP - Brazil in 2007, his master’s degree in operative dentistry from the University of Sao Paulo USP - Brazil in 2003, and his DDS degree from the University of Ribeirao Preto, School of Dentistry - Brazil in 2001.

10:30 - 10:40 AM


(A video of the Stanton D. Harn, PhD, Dental Gallery in UNMC's Wigton Heritage Center will be shown during this time.)

10:40 - 11:40 AM

Managing the Incompletely Formed Apex: Past, Present and Future

  • Presented by Anne Williamson, DDS '88, MS
    Director of Postgraduate Endodontics, UNMC College of Dentistry

This course will highlight techniques and situations for managing a tooth with an incompletely developed apex, including historical techniques, current concepts, techniques and what the future holds. (1 CE hr)

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Define the difference between apexification and apexogenesis.
  • Understand techniques which specifically apply to a necrotic versus a vital pulp.
  • Compare efficacy of utilization of an immediate barrier versus revascularization.
  • Be exposed to what the goal is for REPs (regenerative endodontic procedures).

Anne E. Williamson, DDS, MS, joined the UNMC College of Dentistry in 2021 as director of advanced education in endodontics. She received her DDS in 1988 and completed a general practice residency in 1989 at the UNMC College of Dentistry. Dr. Williamson was in private practice in Lincoln for 13 years, then completed an endodontics residency in 2003 and received a master's degree in oral science in 2004 at the University of Iowa. She was the director of advanced education in endodontics at the University of Iowa from 2003-2021.

Dr. Williamson is a Diplomate and past director of the American Board of Endodontics. She received the American Association of Endodontists’ Edward M. Osetek Award for teaching excellence, the James H. McLeran Award for Faculty Excellence, and she was in the inaugural group of Educator Fellows of the American Association of Endodontists Foundation.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Alumni Awards Announcement & Remarks

  • Presented by Brett Thomsen, DDS
    Alumni Association President
12:00 - 1:00 PM Breakout rooms will be provided for honor year reunion classes to connect and reminisce.


Attending the virtual presentations on October 29, 2021, will provide two hours of continuing education credit. 

Recognition: The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association designed to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE providers may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at