October 15, 2007
The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists presented Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, dean emeritus, with its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dugoni accepted the honor during the organization's annual meeting on Oct. 14 in Monterey, Calif.
The PCSO Board of Directors presents the Lifetime Achievement Award based on exceptional personal effort to advance the art and science of the orthodontic specialty. The organization selected Dugoni for his accomplishments in orthodontic education and tireless dedication to the field of professional dentistry. Dugoni is only the second person to receive the honor in PCSO's history.
One of the most respected figures in the dental profession, Dugoni is currently president of the American Dental Association Foundation and has served as president of the ADA, the American Association of Dental Schools, the American Board of Orthodontics and the California Dental Association. Although Dugoni concluded his deanship at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2006, he continues to be involved with the school and the university as dean emeritus, professor of orthodontics and senior executive for development.
Throughout his career, Dugoni has received numerous awards and citations. Earlier this year, Louisiana State University awarded Dugoni its first-ever honorary doctorate of dental surgery degree. He also has the distinction of being the first and only person in the United States or Canada to have a dental school named in his honor while holding the position of dean. Dugoni has presented more than 900 lectures, papers, clinics and essays and is the author of more than 160 published articles.
Category Type: Alumni, Honors and Awards
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