Transforming Our Future

Spring is a season of new beginnings and reinvigoration; it’s also a time of transformation, growth and energy around the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

Our new strategic planning initiative, Transforming the Future of Oral Health Education, is bringing the Dugoni School of Dentistry family together to identify key strategic priorities that will pave the way for our continued success and identity in the future. Thank you to everyone who has provided input and shared feedback as the plan comes together. Your ideas, suggestions and feedback are critical to our success.

The students and residents of the Classes of 2017 have also been transformed. They have grown into competent and caring oral healthcare professionals. Their talents and drive will carry them far in their personal and professional lives. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments during the upcoming commencement weekend in June.

As my first full academic year as dean comes to a close, I am filled with gratitude. It is such a pleasure to serve as your dean. Thank you to everyone who has stayed engaged with the Dugoni School of Dentistry and has supported our people and programs. We have an exciting future ahead of us.


Nader A. Nadershahi ’94, DDS, MBA, EdD Dean