University of Nebraska Medical Center

College of Dentistry 125th Anniversary Celebration & Alumni Reunion

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October 4-5, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Lincoln, Nebraska

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this special celebration!

Alumni class honor years are those ending in "4" or "9" however, all alumni are invited to attend and help mark the 125th anniversary.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Lincoln
1040 P Street - Lincoln, NE

The initial block of rooms is full. As of Thursday, May 30, 2024, two more king rooms were made available. These require a minimum two-night stay; Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5. The room rate is $249/night.

Please note: the Husker football team is at home for their Homecoming game vs. Rutgers this weekend and hotel rooms in Lincoln will fill up quickly. We recommend making your reservation here or elsewhere as early as possible.

Book your room online or call 402.473.4719 and ask to book in the UNMC College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend block. 

Parking rates:

  • Overnight = $11.25 (valet is $22/day)
  • Hourly = the first hour is free; $1.25/hour after that (up to $11.25)

The Alumni Relations Office will send a confirmation email to registrants within one week of the reunion. That message will contain all the information you need for your participation.

Musical Entertainment

Emil & DarielPerforming Rock Cello

The Raw Nerve

This is Lincoln, Nebraska's very own band, featuring dentists Drs. Pejsar, Jenkins, Schoettger, and Bavitz. 



Opening soon!

Advanced registration is due by September 20, 2024.

Schedule & Pricing

Friday, October 4, 2024

Embassy Suites
1040 P Street – Lincoln, NE

All pricing is per person.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Check In & Continental Breakfast (for Continuing Education attendees)

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome from the Dean

Gerry Kugel, DMD, PhD

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.            
Continuing Education

All three hours must be attended to receive credit. 

Dental Continuing Education

Pricing includes breakfast.

  • Dental Alumni/Dentists: $125/person
  • Dental Alumni with grad years 2019-2024: Free 

Adhesive Bonding and Direct Composite Update 
Gerry Kugel, DMD, PhD  
Dean, College of Dentistry 

This course aims to explore recent advancements in materials and techniques to enhance treatment outcomes. Delving into the latest generations of composite and bonding agents prompts essential questions: Are these newer bonding agents superior to their predecessors? What are the nuanced limitations of different bonding agents? What defines a bioactive filling material, and is its integration necessary? Furthermore, the session will dissect composite layering techniques for both anterior and posterior composite restorations. Topics include optimizing esthetics through anterior composite layering, mitigating postoperative sensitivity, and leveraging shade-changing composite materials. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Refine bonding techniques for enhanced efficacy.
  2. Enhance proficiency in achieving superior composite esthetics.
  3. Navigate recent bonding data for informed decision-making.
  4. Evaluate the merits of bioactive materials.

Litigation-Proof Your Practice – Need summary & objectives 
Richard Williamson, DDS 
Associate Professor, Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry  

In today’s litigious society, it is essential to review your office systems to protect your practice, staff, and family. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Ability to describe the Standard of Care.
  2. Understand how to audit your practice and find areas of vulnerability.
  3. Understand how to implement best practices in your office.

Contemporary Dental 3D Printing 
Gregory Bennett, DMD 
Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry 

This session will focus on 3D printing in dentistry, what is available today, what is on the horizon, and the new capabilities that 3D printing can bring into the dental office. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Understand the overall process of 3D printing from taking a 3D file through to the end-use product.
  2. Recognize how 3D printing can be an adjunct or replacement technology in your office.
  3. Prepare to implement 3D printing in a contemporary dental practice. 

Dental Hygiene Continuing Education 
 More information coming soon!

Pricing includes breakfast.

  • Hygiene Program Alumni: Free
  • Hygienists (non-alumni): $75/person 

12 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (open to all interested attendees and guests)
$20/person for a hot lunch

Speaker: John Baylor 
Since 1994, John Baylor has been the radio voice of Nebraska Volleyball, announcing 5 Husker National Championships.

1:30 – 5 p.m.
Break in Programming

Suggested local social activities for you to explore on your own or with classmates. 

5:30 – 9 p.m.
125th Anniversary Celebration & Alumni Reunion

Awards presentations, musical entertainment, and recognition of honor classes.

Includes heavy appetizer package and two drink tickets per person.
  • Reception for alumni and their guests: $50/person
  • Reception for college staff and students: $20/person
  • Reception for community partners: $20/person

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Rutgers at Nebraska 
Game time is either 2:30 or 3 p.m.

  • Tickets: The College of Dentistry Alumni Board has a block of 20 tickets to the football game for sale in pairs. They will be available through online registration on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are $70/each and will be added to the registration fee. Paper tickets will be available at check in for the reunion at the Embassy Suites.  
  • Tailgate: The College of Dentistry Alumni Association will host a tailgate at the AKRS Champion’s Club on the North Patio, located at 707 Stadium Drive in Lincoln. The tailgate will open four hours before the announced game time and registered guests may come and go. Tailgate admission is $15 per person and food and beverages will be available for purchase on site. Pre-registration for the tailgate is required for space planning purposes.  

We look forward to celebrating with you this fall!