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Nader A. Nadershahi, Dean

What a milestone we have reached together as the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry officially celebrates its 125th anniversary!

In this issue of Contact Point, we take a look at the history of our school through photographs, anecdotes and memorable moments over the years. We have much to celebrate as we recall special times and much to be excited about in our future.

Our dental school has occupied four different locations in San Francisco. While our facilities have grown in comfort, technological capabilities, clinical spaces and other amenities, our people remain the school’s most important asset. This issue of the magazine also celebrates our students, residents, staff, faculty, alumni and supporters—the people who make the Dugoni School a success.

Our people create our culture through shared values. Our people bring new ideas and challenge the status quo. Our people care for our community and work hard to improve outcomes and brighten smiles for our patients and all of our constituents.

And no matter what challenges we have faced—including the pandemic—our people have risen to the occasion to help us succeed.

I know that our future is bright as long as we continue to support each other and value our talented people. We value you!

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Nader A. Nadershahi ’94, DDS, MBA, EdD
Dean and Vice Provost