In 1896 the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco was incorporated as an educational institution with departments of medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. The first class in dentistry graduated in 1897. Medicine and pharmacy were discontinued in 1918 and the college operated solely as a dental school. In 1962 "P & S" amalgamated with the University of the Pacific becoming the university's School of Dentistry located in the prestigious Pacific Heights district of San Francisco. Since 1897 more than 5,000 graduates have entered the dental profession from this institution. In 2004 the school was renamed the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry by the University's Board of Regents. In July 2006 President DeRosa appointed Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. to the deanship.
The school has a long history of teaching excellence in the clinical sciences and in commitment to student learning. The comprehensive patient care program is based on the concept of private dental practice where the student assumes responsibility for assigned patients' treatment, consultation, and referral for specialty care under direction of multidisciplinary faculty. Extramural clinics located in Union City and Stockton provide advanced students with opportunities to work in an environment that resembles private practice.
The division of International Dental Studies provides a program in which foreign dental graduates earn the United States dental degree. The IDS program, initiated in 1987, has allowed its graduates to continue their education in dental specialties or to return to practice their profession in their homelands.
An Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, started in 1990, provides a year-long educational program at two sites. A certificate program in oral and maxillofacial surgery was begun in 2001 and a baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene was initiated in 2002.
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Established in 1851 as the first chartered institution of higher education in the state of California, University of the Pacific is an independent university with a tradition of putting students first. With a core liberal arts college, eight professional schools and a graduate school, Pacific enrolls nearly 7,000 students on its three Northern California campuses. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in more than 80 programs. Students can participate in more than 125 student organizations as well as NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, and can take advantage of extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom, including internships, clinical placements, and volunteer service.
More than 5,000 students attend the main campus in Stockton, which features traditional brick and ivy-covered buildings on 169 beautifully landscaped acres along the Calaveras River. The San Francisco campus, which serves just over 500 students and residents, is home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, widely regarded as one of the nation's finest dental schools. Some 1,000 students attend Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, a recognized leader in legal education, scholarship, and service.
As a pioneer in education, University of Pacific provides a superior, highly personalized, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education, preparing students for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.
McGeorge School of Law, an independent law school founded in 1924, merged with the University as its School of Law in 1966. The school occupies a 13-acre campus devoted exclusively to legal training. Its living and learning environment provides the unique setting for a dynamic center of legal education, research and realistic training in the skills of the legal profession. Pacific McGeorge operates both full- and part-time divisions leading to a Juris Doctorate as well as five LL.M. (master of law) programs.
Pamela A. Eibeck, President
Maria Pallavacini, Provost
Patrick D. Cavanaugh, Vice President for Business and Finance
Janet Dial, Interim Vice President for Development
Ted Leland, Vice President for External Relations and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Elizabeth Griego, Vice President for Student Life
Mary Lou Lackey, Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Regents
Sigmund Abelson, Dental Administrator and Professor, University of Southern California
Fawzi M. Al-Saleh, President, Musaad Al-Saleh & Sons
Ron Berberian, Chairman and Owner Bank of Agriculture and Commerce
Connie M. Callahan, Judge, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tony Chan, Pharmacist
Ronald D. Cordes, Co-Chair of Genworth Financial Wealth Management
Robert J. Corkern, Klein Family Farms (Vice Chair)
Pamela A. Eibeck, President, University of the Pacific
Douglass M. Eberhardt, President, Bank of Stockton
Morrison C. England, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge (Secretary)
Noël Ferris, Attorney
Richard H. Fleming, Executive Vice President and CFO, USG Corporation, retired
Armando Flores, Director of Community Relations, Arizona State University Baseball
Randall T. Hayashi, Dentist
José Hernández, former NASA Astronaut
Kevin Huber, President and CEO, Grupe Commercial Company
Kathy L. Janssen, President, ACE Tomato (Chair)
Larry Leasure, Developer, White-Leasure Development Corporation
Steven Leer, Chairman and CEO, Arch Coal, Inc.
Jim Mair, President and CEO, South Bay Development Company (Treasurer)
Diane Miller, President, Wilcox, Miller & Nelson
Gary Mitchell, President of Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance
Hayne R. Moyer, Attorney
Fredric Nelson, Attorney
Dianne Philibosian, Professor, California State University, Northridge
Jeannette Powell, Robert C. Powell Companies
Walter Robb, Co-President and COO, Whole Foods Market
Barry L. Ruhl, Real estate developer
Lori Best Sawdon, Pastor
Susanne Stirling, Vice President for International Affairs, California Chamber of Commerce
Naka Ushijima, Chair and CEO of Susquehanna Corporation, Japan
Paul L. Davies, Jr., 1959-1990
Robert M. Long, 1981-1995
Alex G. Spanos, 1971-1982
Edward W. Westgate, 1967-1996