Community and Regional Impact

Give Kids a Smile

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a significant contributor to San Francisco's and the Bay Area's economy, as well as to its oral health. 

According to an economic impact statement by Pacific's Business Forecasting Center released in 2010, the school is responsible for more than $129 million annually in economic activity in the San Francisco Bay Area. The dental school employs 500-plus people, and the school's expenditures sustain more than 1,000 non-dental school jobs.

In addition, our clinics provide 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.

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has been providing oral health care services to the community for more than a century and is dedicated to educating dental professionals who are committed to improving the oral health of all people. A leader in formulating new and creative ways to face health care challenges, the Dugoni School participates in a variety of outreach programs that provide resources and services for the public.

Each year, our faculty, students and staff participate in more than 100 community outreach programs, serving nearly 2,000 patients — from children to the elderly to people with developmental disabilities.