Autumn 2011

Get Inspired, Says Dean Ferrillo

Those of us who work at the Dugoni School of Dentistry are fortunate to be inspired each week by the motivated students in our classrooms, clinics and hallways. And a number of inspiring developments at the school may inspire you too.

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One Word: Dugoni School Students Participate in Creative Self-Reflection Exercise

A group of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry students recently participated in the Pacific One Word Project, a successful initiative originally started on Pacific’s main campus in Stockton to encourage personal reflection.

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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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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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Veena Vaidyanathan ’12 | Serious Goals

DDS Class of 2012 Student Veena Vaidyanathan always knew she wanted to go into a medical profession. Now well on her way to becoming a dentist, she’s setting her sights on a higher goal.

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Ai Streacker ’79: Watching for Wow Moments

Ai Streacker’s passions and hobbies have taken him far and wide in life. But the passion with perhaps the greatest impact is teaching.

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