50 Years of Innovation at the School of Dental Medicine

The School Celebrates this Major Milestone

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine turned 50 in 2023. The CU SDM, formerly the School of Dentistry, welcomed its first students in 1973 and is the only dental school in the Rocky Mountain Region. 

In honor of our 50th anniversary, we will commemorate the milestone with celebratory events this fall.

Schedule of Events


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Block Party



Thursday, September 14, 2023

SDM Appreciation Lunch and Awards
Fulginiti Pavilion



Friday, September 15, 2023


White Coat Ceremony 

Celebrating the DDS Class of 2027 and ISP Class of 2024 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Education 2 South Auditorium | Anschutz Medical Campus



50th Anniversary Celebration 

Free CE Afternoon 

Topics include: artificial intelligence (AI), cannabis,
preventive medicine, 3D printing, and more.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Reception 

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 


Elliman Conference Center

Anschutz Health Sciences Building | Anschutz Medical Campus

1890 N. Revere Court, Aurora, CO, 80045