The UCLA School of Dentistry will formally dedicate the new pediatric dentistry wing at the Wilson-Jennings-Bloomfield UCLA Venice Dental Center, recognizing the project's donors for their longstanding generosity and celebrating the official launch of the new community-based pediatric dentistry residency training program.
The following project donors will be honored at the event:
Tom Wilson, who served as the pro bono project manager for the dental center expansion, proudly carrying on his family's tradition of supporting this vitally important community-based clinic.
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12
323 South Lincoln Blvd. (at southwest corner of intersection with Rose Avenue), Venice, Calif. 90291
Since 1969, the UCLA School of Dentistry has operated a full-service dental clinic in Venice, meeting the oral health care needs of the Westside community. In the mid-1980s, UCLA alumni Bob Wilson, Gerald Jennings and Bill Bloomfield contributed and raised the funds necessary to purchase and renovate the Venice building where the school's faculty, staff and students currently conduct more than 15,000 patient visits per year. One year ago, the Wilson and Bloomfield families joined efforts once again to fund and manage the creation of a dedicated seven-chair pediatric dentistry wing to serve as the home of a new community-based pediatric dentistry residency program and to provide much-needed care to the children of Venice and surrounding neighborhoods.
Sandra Shagat, director of communications, UCLA School of Dentistry, (310) 206-0835
Free parking will be available at the CVS store lot at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Rose Avenue.