Fall 2019

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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Innovation and Leadership on the Move

Innovation and leadership are two of the most significant qualities of the Dugoni School of Dentistry. We hold these qualities up high as part of our six school values—or commitments—identified in our strategic plan, Transforming the Future of Oral Health Education. But more than just words in a plan, they also come to life every day.

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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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Old School | A.W. Ward Museum of Dentistry

Prior to becoming the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) was located on 14th Street in the Mission District for 68 years.

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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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