Autumn 2015

Back to School: Our RDAEF program gets an A+

When her dentist at a busy cosmetic dental practice brought up the idea of enrolling in the RDAEF program at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Leann Haas jumped at the chance. “I love dentistry and I love to continue learning. I was super excited,” says Haas, who enrolled in 2011 and graduated in 2012 as part of the first graduating class.

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Chrystle Cu ’08 | Changing the Way You Floss

As a practicing dentist at Young Dental Group in San Mateo, California, Dr. Chrystle Cu ’08 felt like she was treating the same diseases and conditions over and over again and her message about oral health education was falling on deaf ears. So she decided to do something about it.

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Serving and Changing the SoMa Community

We look at how the school’s move from Pacific Heights to downtown San Francisco has affected our service to the community, the students’ experience and the surrounding SoMa community. Everyone agrees that the future of the dental school seems to be as a bright as the light now shining through the new building’s windows.

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Erasing Time and Space in Our Dental Education

Technology is now a pervasive part of our culture; digital savvy is broadly distributed across students, staff and faculty and there are almost no wires to get tangled. Literally, we do not do dental education the same way anymore. And the relationships between us are shifting, even down to re-interpreting our core value of humanism.

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Development Team Welcomes Three New Members

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry welcomes three individuals — (Top to bottom) Melisa Caminata, Mynor Aragon and Charleen Yson to the school’s Office of Development. They will work together with the development team to continue the school’s fundraising efforts.

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Faith Sai So Leong – First Chinese American Graduate

Faith Sai So Leong, the first Chinese American woman to receive the DDS degree from a dental school, graduated from P&S in 1905 and set up practice on Washington Street in San Francisco.

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New Pathways

When I first started as a new student in our school in 1991, I never would have imagined my path would lead me to my new role as interim dean. Having the opportunity to serve in this position is a tremendous honor. I am thrilled to carry on the legacy of leadership at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

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New Virtual Dental Museum Highlights Dental History Online

The work is part of the ongoing virtual museum project, which began in 2012 as a creative way to present the school’s A.W. Ward Museum of Dentistry Collection.

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