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Collaboration Amid Crisis

Amid the disruption of COVID-19, the Dugoni School community came together in new ways to collaborate and support each other.


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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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Alumni Profile | Dr. Eric Curtis ’85 Making Familiar Things New

“The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”


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Dr. Alan Budenz | Leading by Example

Dr. Alan Budenz has long contributed in myriad ways to the dental profession, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and the student experience. Modest by nature, Budenz, who is currently a professor and vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, is a quiet leader. When speaking of him, students and colleagues express gratitude for his dedication, patience and mentorship, and laud his commitment to patients, students and service. He now has a new role in which to display those qualities: president of the Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association.


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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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Old School | Dentists at War

Dean Emeritus Arthur A. Dugoni ’48 served in the U.S. Navy, beginning as a volunteer in 1943 in the World War II V12 Officer Training Program and becoming a lieutenant.


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Dr. Eugene LaBarre | Extraordinary Professor

Throughout his extensive and productive career, LaBarre has contributed to the Dugoni School of Dentistry in a myriad of ways including course content creation, fundraising for local and global service initiatives, chairing numerous committees, garnering many awards and—most significantly—teaching.


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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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