Feature Stories

Doing More Than Cleaning Teeth

Dental hygiene alumni are taking on leadership roles, teaching, mentoring and expanding the definition of what it means to be a dental hygienist.

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The Technology Story

There is a paradox involved with educational technology: its cost can be gauged by looking at the equipment, but its value depends on the context in which it is used.

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Launching the Leadership Strand

When Dan Hammer, Class of 2011, envisions his career, he sees a lot more than a nine-to-five dental practice. He sees himself as a leader — and thinks other students should think of themselves that way too.

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Sea Change: New Small-Group Approach Planned for Main Clinic Mirrors Private Practice Model

The big sea of chairs in the school’s main clinic is about to change in a big way. So is the way that the school educates its dental students.

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You May Ask Yourself, How Did I Get Here?

Behind Pacific’s unique culture, there are extraordinary students. Behind every admitted DDS student there is the Office of Student Services. Student Services has created its own humanistic brand that mentors, encourages and inspires the next generation of dentists and dental students.

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It’s A Small World After All: Dugoni School Initiatives Go Global

These days, the world is more open and competitive than ever before, and on its newly level, equal-opportunity playing field the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry lately has been busy exercising, reaching out in fresh, exciting directions.

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Pacific Innovators

Philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey believed that every great scientific advance requires “a new audacity of imagination.” But imagination, however bold, is only part of the equation of successful change.

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I Have an Idea . . .

Here at University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, it’s not only the deans and faculty members who are coming up with some great ideas.

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Routine Dental Visit Leads to New Course in Predental Ceramics

The introductory ceramics and sculpture classes taught by Visual Arts Professor Trent Burkett are popular general education courses on the Stockton campus. One reason they fill up so fast is they are highly coveted by predental students, who typically make up half of the students in the class.

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