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Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is located at:
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Purpose: Our Purpose is to Help People Lead Healthy Lives 

Vision: Improving Health and Wellness through Innovation in Programs, Partnerships and People

Founded: Founded in 1896 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Affiliated with University of the Pacific in 1962

Location: 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel. 415.929.6400 / http://dental.pacific.edu

Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation

Current Dean: Dr. Nader Nadershahi '94

Former Dean: Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr.

Dean Emeritus: Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni

Founded: 1896

Enrollment: 548

Faculty and Staff: 506 (excluding volunteer faculty)

Alumni: 7,475 (living)

School Profile:

The only dental school in the United States offering a year-round accelerated three-year DDS program

Offering degrees or certificates through seven academic programs:

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • International Dental Studies (IDS)
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in Endodontology 
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Tuition (2018-2019):
  • DDS, IDS, Orthodontics and Endodontics programs: $111,925.
Clinical Services:
  • 12 University-run clinics in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton and 12 extramural sites throughout Northern California.
  • The school's clinics provide nearly $24 million of oral healthcare services ($10 million of which is uncompensated) to the public at a discounted price compared to the typical cost at a private Bay Area dental office. The school is a significant provider of care to the culturally and socio-economically diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Approximately 118,000 patient visits and 24,000 total patients served.
  • Clinic Locations: San Francisco and Union City; Clinic services in San Francisco include a Main Clinic; CARE (HIV) Clinic; Emergency Care; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic; Oral Medicine Clinic; Orthodontic Clinic; Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders; Pediatric Dentistry Clinic; Radiology Clinic and Pacific Center for Special Care.
Hallmarks:
  • Only U.S. dental school to offer a 3-year DDS program
  • Strong clinical and practice management program
  • Emphasis on leadership and giving back to the profession and community
  • Quality, comprehensive patient care
  • Integrated Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum
  • Strong alumni support
  • Largest dental school capital fundraising campaign in the U.S. ($65.7 million)