The Dugoni Experience

Pacific at a Glance

Founded in San Francisco in 1896 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is committed to providing a student-centered educational program and the highest quality oral health care in the Bay Area.

The magic of Pacific is in its people

  • 536 students and residents
  • 630 faculty and staff
  • 7,033 living alumni

A program dedicated to excellence

  • The only dental school in the United States offering a year-round, accelerated three-year DDS program
  • Nationally-renowned for its humanistic model of education that respects the dignity of each individual and fosters limitless potential for growth
  • Offering degrees or certificates through seven academic programs:
    • Doctorate of Dental Surgery program
    • International Dental Studies program
    • Graduate Orthodontic program
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency program
    • Advanced Education in General Dentistry program
    • Advanced Education in Endodontology
    • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program

Commitment to quality patient care

  • University-run clinics in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton as well as extramural sites throughout Northern California
  • Provides approximately $500,000 of uncompensated dental care on an annual basis and another $10 million of care at substantially-reduced prices to assist the culturally and socio-economically diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Approximately 135,000 patient visits per year; 14,000 active patients