News and Events

Golf Classic Raises Nearly $60,000 for Kids in the Klinic Endowment

July  08, 2013

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends along with members of the dental profession and wider community recently raised money for a good cause by playing a round of golf at one of America’s top courses.

The 16th annual Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic was held June 24 at the prestigious Olympic Club in San Francisco. This year’s event, which raised nearly $60,000, helped the school’s Kids in the Klinic Endowment pass a milestone goal of raising $2 million to support care for children throughout Northern California.

Golf Classic Participants

The Kids in the Klinic Endowment is an important fund focused focused on dental care and oral health education for disadvantaged children and families. Money raised at the event will directly support dental care for children in need through services provided at the Hutto-Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. The Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic was started by Dr. Susan Bittner ’74 and the Children’s Dental Healthcare League to raise money for the endowment.

Event participants enjoyed an 18-hole round of golf at the historic club, which recently served as the site of the 2012 U.S. Open tournament. After a day on the course, golfers attended a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction.

Golf Classic Auction

Sponsors of this year’s event included Align Technology, Inc.; Ameriway, Inc. Art Dugoni, DDS; Bad Boys Bail Bonds; Bank of San Francisco; Bank of Stockton; California Bank of Commerce; Camarillo Periodontics; Daryl Weinroth; Delta Dental; Dr. & Mrs. Kosta J. Adams & Family; Focus Business Bank; Fortune Management; Gerald Bittner, Jr., DDS; Haas & Reaney, LLP; Iris S. Chan; Jeremy Wilgus, DDS;KaVo Kerr Group; Mancuso Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Bittner Dental; Mike Paioni; Mitchell & Mitchell; Mrs. Rosemary Dixon; Patterson Dental; PPC Loan; Practice Sales of Texas; Rainbow Dental Laboratory, Inc.; Rouleau Orthodontics; Tiret & Co.; Wells Fargo Practice Finance; and Western Practice Sales Inc.

For more information about Kids in the Klinic, or to support the endowment, visit

Category Type: Special Events, Community Outreach

Contact:  Office of Marketing and Communications, 415.929.6434,