Old School | Dentists at War

Step into the Past

Several current DDS students will be entering the military upon their graduation as detailed in the feature story in this issue.

Dean Emeritus Arthur A. Dugoni ’48 served in the U.S. Navy, beginning as a volunteer in 1943 in the World War II V12 Officer Training Program and becoming a lieutenant. He completed his undergraduate education at Gonzaga University as part of his Naval training and earned his DDS degree from the College of Physicians & Surgeons.

His military service spanned 1943 – 1946 during WWII and then again from 1948 – 1951 when he was a Naval officer who was eventually assigned to the 1st Marine Division to provide oral surgery at Camp Pendleton during the Korean conflict.