Alumnus makes donation to mark 40 years of dental practice

Alumnus Dr. John Pate, DDS’76, recently donated a gift of $40,000 to Schulich Dentistry.

Dr. Pate and his team have been celebrating 40 years of dental practice in Guelph with a 40 Acts of Kindness initiative this year, and the donation to the School was the culmination of this community engagement. Other acts of kindess included a patient appreciation event, tree planting, sports team sponsorships and blood donations.

“It seems fitting at this time of my career to say thank you to the school that provided me with the education and skills that have carried me through these four decades,” said Dr. Pate in a letter. “Hopefully this gift will provide for the next generation of graduates – some of whom may come after me to continue to serve…”

Thank you to Dr. Pate for this generous gift investing in the next generation of dental professionals at Schulich Dentistry.

Pictured are Dean Sherk, Development Officer at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry; Dr. Michael Bull, BMSc, DDS; Dr. Monisha Ravishankar, DDS’17 (ITD Program); Dr. Young Ho Lee, DDS’15; and Dr. Pate.