Feature Stories

A New Chapter in the Pacific Story

Callahan is making it his mission to learn and to tell the stories about how Pacific offers something unique in undergraduate and graduate education.

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Identifying Unconscious Bias

Despite dramatic progress in diversity in both academia and the professional fields, we have a long way to go toward being fully equitable and inclusive in our interactions—in the classroom, in the clinic or in society at large.

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An Officer and a Dentist: from Scholarship to Service

26 Dugoni School of Dentistry students are enrolled through the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), which funds students’ medical or dental education in exchange for future military service in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy or U.S. Air Force. After graduating, the new doctors will serve as active-duty dentists on their assigned military bases for three or four years, depending on the terms of their scholarships.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Dennis Daizo Shinbori (1951-2020)

Dr. Dennis Daizo Shinbori ’75, a giant in our profession, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2020 at the age of 69.

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Pacific to Launch New Health School and Graduate Programs

University of the Pacific is leveraging its reputation for preparing healthcare professionals by instituting four academic programs and a new School of Health Sciences to meet the demands of a growing healthcare industry.

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Jack Morris: A Modern Renaissance Man

With an extensive background in floral design, Dugoni School dental hygienist Jack Morris uses his talents to create and display artwork for  the entire Dugoni School of Dentistry community to enjoy.

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CDA | Leadership

Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni ’48, dean emeritus, can well remember a time when there were no women among the dental students at University of the Pacific, or in the profession at all…

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Tools of the Trade

All adventure stories require their protagonists to take a journey. Aspiring heroes must leave their homes and cross a threshold, pass through a portal, to get to the land of their dreams—the place where they achieve their true potential… Milo arrives at the Kingdom of Wisdom by driving through a phantom tollbooth. For students at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the phantom tollbooth is called the student kit.

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Beyond Great Clinicians

Both students and mentors laud the PIP program as an excellent experiential learning opportunity that fosters creativity, critical thinking and self-assessment skills. It also opens both eyes and doors to professional paths beyond the traditional dental office. Here are a few PIPs launched by recent graduates.

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Ortho Alumnus Becomes President of Pakistan

An Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry alumnus made international headlines late last year when he was elected president of Pakistan.

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