Diversity and Inclusion

The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry community — including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni — believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, patient care, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to all members of the dental school community becoming competent oral health care providers and ethical citizen leaders able to interact effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural society and global economy. This transformative process is accomplished through the dental school's commitment to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care, and in accordance with its humanistic model of education. We believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusion will allow the School of Dentistry to realize more fully its vision of leading the improvement of health by advancing oral health.

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