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Student Life

Ways to get involved, engaged or just have fun

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.

Dental Organizations

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


Orthodontic Club

Learning about the specialty and preparing for residency


Perio Club

Focus on practices of periodontology, from scaling and root planing to dental implants and surgeries


Prosthodontics Club

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


Tau Sigma Military Dental Club, Gamma Chapter

Welcomes new military-sponsored students into dental school and provides information about serving in the military


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.

Volunteer opportunities

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.

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Student Success at UCSF

Success in school requires care and attention to all aspects of your life. UCSF is committed to providing resources and services to help you succeed.

Visit the Student Success website