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Fireside Presentation - February 2023

February 6th, 2023 at the Hillside Club - 7:30pm

Dr. Mo Budak may be retired from his 44 years of his cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice in Sunnyvale, teaching on the faculty of the UCLA School of Dentistry, and serving as president of the Northern California Academy of Dental Research, but in the past four years his intensive research into forensic odontology (the study of the structure and diseases of the teeth) and the history of dentistry has yielded a new vocation: presentations throughout California on mysteries the teeth can tell. Specifically, Budak will present a highly entertaining and informative talk, "When Teeth Tell a Tale: The History and the Mystery of Forensic Odontology in Search of Nazi War Criminals." It's rumored that a live ukulele performance by the multi-talented dentist-turned-forensic dental historian will accompany the presentation. Dr. Mo Budak graduated from Cal in 1970, then went to UCLA Dentistry where he received his DDS in 1974. He practiced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry for 44 years in Sunnyvale, CA and retired from clinical dentistry in January of 2018. Dr. Budak served for ten years as President of the Northern California Academy of Dental Research, and in his retirement gives back to both of his alma maters. He spends time doing research on Forensic Odontology and the History of Dentistry and has given numerous presentations throughout the Bay Area and California on these and other subjects.


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