Touching Lives

It is amazing to think about the thousands of lives that members of the Dugoni School family impact each year. From here in the Bay Area to around the world, our students, residents, faculty, staff and alumni are making a difference in many meaningful ways.

In this issue of Contact Point, we’re spotlighting a few of our long-time patients who have entrusted their dental care to the Dugoni School. Since two of the profiled patients have been coming to the school’s clinics for decades, some of our readers may even recognize their faces. You’ll also read about Dr. Dan Tanita ’73 and his professional colleagues from Russia who together have cultivated a relationship to help improve care and raise oral healthcare standards in that country. We also feature our Dental Hygiene program, which recently graduated the first class to complete their clinical portion of the program at our San Francisco campus. And we showcase other members of the Dugoni School family who are making a difference in their own unique ways, both at the school and in their communities.

The Honor Roll of Donors included in this issue names many of you who have donated to support our people and programs during the last academic year. Your gifts, involvement and encouragement help the Dugoni School touch the lives of more and more people with each passing year. We are grateful for your ongoing support and what every member of the Dugoni School family does to help people lead healthy lives.


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