Situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, UCSF and the School of Dentistry offer a wealth of opportunities for students to engage with one another.
Many oral health disciplines and industry and research organizations have student chapters and clubs at UCSF.
Academy of General Dentistry
Resources for dental students interested in exploring the scope of general dentistry
Academy of Sleep Medicine and Dentistry
Dedicated to spotlighting the science of sleep medicine across the various professional disciplines at UCSF
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
Student chapter focuses on oral health policies in California and nationwide
American Association of Women Dentists at UCSF
Fostering women in dental careers; supporting students in assuming leadership roles
American Dental Education Association
Student chapter of strives to promote excellence in all aspects of dental education
American Student Dental Association
Advancing the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in dentistry
California Dental Association
Student chapter of California's state organized dentistry body
Delta Sigma Delta, Zeta Chapter
The oldest international professional dental fraternity has had a UCSF chapter since 1891
Developmental Disabilities in Pediatric Dentistry
Exchanging ideas and working together to improve oral health care for the developmentally disabled
John C. Greene Society
For and by students, JGS supports learners in research, professional development and more
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Club
Support and assistance in the OMFS residency application process
Focus on practices of periodontology, from scaling and root planing to dental implants and surgeries
Highlighting educational opportunities and fostering increased interest in prosthodontics
Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry
Promoting and supporting students’ lifelong commitment to ethical behavior
Student Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Increasing pediatric dental health and awareness throughout the San Francisco community
Affinity groups and resources
Affinity groups at UCSF offer ways for students to bond over shared experiences and common backgrounds.
Sports & recreation
Enjoy competitive sports? Join other dental students on basketball, futsal and volleyball teams at the Parnassus campus. Find out more about UCSF’s recreational leagues.
Give Kids a Smile: annual free clinic for Bay Area children; more information is available leading up to the February event.
CDA Cares: Two-day regional free clinics, held in April and October at alternating Northern and Southern California locations. School of Dentistry students and faculty partner with local alumni to volunteer en masse.
Student Success at UCSF
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