2018 Alumni Day

Friday, April 13, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event.


Professionals and entrepreneurs typically focus on what they do best, and that's providing state-of-the-art service and running a great practice. Managing their personal finances often takes a back seat, this can create tremendous personal and professional stress. As their business grows, so might the complexity of their finances. Mr. Gunderson will provide proven, comprehensive solutions and answers to better meet your financial goals.


This course is beneficial for the dental team and partners.


Garrett Gunderson
Mr. Gunderson is Founder and Chief
Wealth Architect of Wealth Factory, and New

York Times bestselling author of Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity. He has personally helped countless business owners create efficient wealth strategies that fit their unique strengths.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.



Kimberly Raleigh, RDH '01, MHSA '06
Alumni Relations &
The Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education

8:35 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.


Greetings and Introductions
Alyssa Cairo, DDS '00
President, Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni Board

8:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Real Wealth
presented by Garrett Gunderson

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Alumni Networking Luncheon
Poster Presentations

1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.



Real Wealth

presented by Garrett Gunderson

3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.


Student Panel Discussion

Current Detroit Mercy Dental and Dental Hygiene Students

4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


School of Dentistry Update

Mert N. Aksu, DDS, JD, MHSA

Dean, Detroit Mercy Dental

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Dean's Reception
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Reunion Dinner

Class graduation years ending in a 3 or 8
6:00 p.m. Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Installation Banquet





Registration Policy

In order to receive early bird pricing, registration must be received by March 13, 2018.



If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by Detroit Mercy within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment is expected at registration. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

About Us
The goal of the Office of Alumni Relations at the School of Dentistry is to develop and implement outreach activities that will nurture lifelong relationships with and among our more than 6,600 living alumni. We make every attempt to offer programs of relevance and service to alumni. Underlying all our efforts is the belief that the School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education for students, serves as a resource to the community and is committed to integrity, diversity, and service.
Contact us:

Click here to visit our updated general information and policy page.

Event Sponsors

Unconditional educational support has been provided by the below sponsors. 











Course Fees

Alumni Day
Dentist - $230/$255*

Hygienist & Assistant - $135/$155*
Office Staff - $135/$155*


* If registering after March 22, 2018

Includes continental breakfast, Alumni Day Networking Luncheon, and the Dean's Reception

Reunions are for classes ending in a 3 or 8

Alumni Reunion - $50/person**
Alumni Reunion Guest - $50/person

**Alumni Day and Reunions are at no cost to Alumni celebrating a 50 year (and over) reunion

Includes the Dean's Reception, dinner, cocktails and entertainment.


CEUs: 7

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry designates this activity for 7 lecture units of continuing education credits.

The University of Detroit Mercy is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 5/1/2015 to 4/30/2019. Provider ID #214176


The Inn at St. John's; Plymouth, Mich.

44045 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Click here for directions


If your graduation year ends in “3” or “8”, plan to attend your reunion which will be held the evening of Alumni Day. Although we coordinate the main event for each class, we encourage you to get involved in the planning process to help ensure your class is well represented. To help plan your class reunion, contact Kimberly Raleigh: kimberly.raleigh@udmercy.edu or 313-494-6694



Alumni - $50

Guest - $50


Alumni Day and Reunions are at no cost to Alumni celebrating a 50 year (and over) reunion.


For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at The Inn at St. John's. To receive your discounted rate, please call 734-414-0600 and identify yourself as part of the University of Detroit Mercy Alumni Day event when making your reservation. Reservations must be made by March 22, 2018.

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