Out of the Box

A forensic dentist who is also a police officer, a traveling dentist who treats exotic animals around the world and a dentist who provides care at a military base—this issue of Contact Point takes a look at some Dugoni School of Dentistry alumni who are exploring out-of-the-box approaches to the care they provide.

It is always interesting to learn about the various journeys our alumni take in their careers. Graduates today have an ever-widening range of options for how, when and where to practice dentistry. Our goal at the Dugoni School is to make sure our students have a strong foundation upon which to build a career—no matter which path they pursue.

We’re pleased to feature a profile of a former dean, Dr. Dale Redig, which explores some of the important ways he shaped our school and how some of those philosophies live on today. You’ll also read about alumni who are making a difference by thinking creatively with their new, non-profit dental clinic in Oakland and other alumni who have stepped up to significant leadership positions at the California Dental Association.

We hope this issue continues to celebrate our incredible Dugoni School family and gives you a few ideas about how to think “out of the box” in your own creative way.

Thank you for your consistent support of our school.


Nader A. Nadershahi ’94, DDS, MBA, EdD Dean