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.


Graduates of the Faculty of Dentistry are invited to attend the Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney Annual General Meeting.

Date: Tuesday 9th August 2016
Time: 6pm-7pm
Venue: Level 4 Common Room, Sydney Law School,
Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney.
Car parking available underneath the building - enter via Parramatta Road.
RSVP: Please let us know if you can attend by Monday 1 August 2016 by registering online.

Nomination to join the DASUS Executive Committee

Nominations to join the DASUS Executive Committee are open until 2nd August 2016.
A copy of the DASUS Executive Committee role descriptions and nomination form are attached below. Please complete and submit the nomination form to nominate yourself for a position on the Committee - a Faculty of Dentistry graduate is required to second your nomination and will be asked to sign your nomination form. Please note that votes will only be counted from members present at the meeting.

Find out about DASUS Executive Committee role description
Submit nomination form

In accordance with clause 9.1 of the DASUS charter, this notice is to advise that amendments have been proposed by the DASUS Executive Committee for consideration at a General Meeting of the Association which will be held on:

Proposed amendments
The DASUS Charter has been formatted and reworded to align with the University's Alumni Strategy.

The significant areas of review and amendment outlined in the proposed Charter are:
CI. 4 Definitions
CI. 5 Objects of the Association
CI. 8 Executive Committee
CI. 10 Election of Committee Members
CI. 12 Terms of Appointment
CI. 15 Committee Meetings
CI. 18 Association Decisions
CI. 22 Amendment and Repeal
CI. 14.0 Privileges in the current Charter have been removed from the proposed Charter.

A copy of the current Charter and proposed Charter are attached below.

Read current charter here
Read draft charter here

Requirements for amendments to the Charter:
These are covered by clause 13 of the current Charter. Assuming a two-thirds majority of those present approve the changes they then need to be approved by the Alumni Council and by the Vice-Chancellor. I understand that the President of the Alumni Council is supportive of the changes.

13.1 Amendments to the Charter may be considered by the Executive Committee at any General Meeting provided that such amendments shall:
a. have been included in the notice of the meeting; and
b. be approved by at least two-thirds of those present and entitled to vote at the meeting.
13.2 Suggested amendments will then be submitted to the Alumni Council for endorsement, in consultation with the Alumni and Events Office and the Office of the General Counsel.
13.3 Amendments endorsed by the Alumni Council must then be approved by the Vice-Chancellor.

Please reach out to Jessica Sullivan, Alumni Engagement Manager (Medicine and Health) or either Mrs Lawther or Dr Yashin if you would like to discuss.

Phone: 02 9351 0467