Feature Stories

One way arrowOpportunity in Crisis

How could dentistry be taught effectively in the time of COVID-19? And how could the Dugoni School of Dentistry approach this crisis in alignment with its defining characteristic of humanism?

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Dr. FaDr. Bernadette Alvear Fa | Coming Full Circle

It was while teaching part-time at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry that Fa realized teaching was the intersection of her passion for dentistry and her desire to help others.

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in the clinicHitting a Major Milestone

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dental schools across America to reimagine many aspects of their programs, including clinical operations, infection control, educational technology—and one of the first major milestones for dentists: initial licensure exams

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Eve CunyExpert on Staff

Eve Cuny calls her career in infection control a “happy accident,” but it’s one that has spanned 35 years at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry—positioning Cuny as a nationally renowned leader in the field with expertise that has guided the school’s pandemic response.

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Old School: When We Knew the Flu

On October 24, 1918, P&S dental and medical students, who had enlisted in the WWI Naval Reserve as hospital corpsman, were recruited to join in the fight against this “unseen enemy,”

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Dr. Ronald Borer | A Living Legend

Dr. Ron Borer, former associate dean for clinical services, has been an upbeat inspiration to Dugoni School of Dentistry students and alumni for decades.

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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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