At the Faculty of Dentistry, we have been helping exceptional dental professionals achieve their career goals for over 100 years. Our alumni community is active in several ways and we invite all our past graduates to connect.

The Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney (DASUS) is the official alumni society of the Faculty of Dentistry, bringing together graduates at all stages of their career. DASUS promotes opportunities for alumni to mentor newly graduated dentists as well as nurture students as they head towards the profession.

The society frequently co-hosts events with the faculty and Sydney University Dental Association (SUDA), offering dental alumni in Sydney a rare opportunity to meet socially and share their professional challenges.

Members receive the alumni magazine Encompass as an insert with the tri-annual Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM). Read Encompass online.

Many of our alumni are also generous supporters of the Faculty of Dentistry, as seen with the Class of ‘88’s campaign to purchase virtual simulation technology, which will enable students to safely and confidently develop manual dexterity skills.


Women in Dentistry

You are invited to join the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Professor Chris Peck and the Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney (DASUS) for the Faculty’s Annual Celebration of Women in Dentistry. This annual event brings together Alumni, faculty staff, students and dental professionals to share their personal and professional experiences in the industry.

The 2016 Women in Dentistry address will be delivered by University of Sydney alumna, Dr Veronica Lambert (BDS 1982). Dr Lambert will share her reflections on her time spent in the Australian Army and how she has coupled her skills in dentistry with community volunteerism abroad.

Dr Lambert has spent her career in a general dentistry practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney since graduation. She has served as a Captain (Reserve) in the Australian Army Dental Corps and for ten years, was a volunteer forensic dentist and assisted in the identification of Bali bombing and the Boxing Day tsunami victims.

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney
Dress code: Business attire
Cost: Alumni: $35.00 Non-Alumni: $55.00
RSVP: Registration by 17 August 2016 is essential
To register, please follow this link.
Enquiries: or 02 8627 1905.

Humbolt, Chronic Diseases and Dentistry: Have you considered how oral health can help ease global health burdens?

By the prevention and treatment of oral diseases we not only address oral health issues, but health in general. Join the Faculty of Dentistry and our new Chair of Lifespan Oral Health, Professor Joerg Eberhard, for his inaugural lecture when he discusses Humboldt’s work and how it relates to oral health and our overall health.

Who is Humboldt and why is his work significant?
Alexander von Humboldt revolutionised the scientific world through his influential publication Cosmos, focusing on the interactions between science and nature. Humboldt helped shape principles that we need to employ today to help solve global health burdens. Poor oral health is one of these significant burdens.

What does this mean for us today?
Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases, cost us millions of premature and avoidable lives each year. The multifactorial pathologies of these chronic diseases make it necessary to use all available knowledge to find preventive and therapeutic strategies. This is the holistic approach Humboldt had in mind 200 years ago.

About Professor Joerg Eberhard
Professor Eberhard graduated in Dentistry in 1993 from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany and was trained as a Periodontist at the University Hospital Kiel. In 1999 he started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara. Between 2005-2007 Eberhard trained at the University Heidelberg in Medical Education. From 2008 to his moving to Australia, he was full Professor and Clinical-Scientist at Hannover Medical School.

Eberhard is interested in the interactions between oral and general health through all phases of life. He works to translate the current body of knowledge in oral health to healthcare policies aimed to improve health of the whole population.

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre, John Hopkins Drive, University of Sydney
Cost: Free, but registration essential
RSVP: Click here to register