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Dugoni School Welcomes Impressive, Diverse Incoming Class

Tricia Mockler, Class of 2010 assists Saoly Nguyen, Class of 2011, in organizing her new student dental kit in the school's simulation laboratory.

July  22, 2008

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry welcomed 166 new students during the school's matriculation on July 11. The DDS Class of 2011 and International Dental Studies Class of 2010 are comprised of impressive and diverse students, including a record number of women in the DDS class.

According to the school's Office of Student Services, the DDS Class of 2011 recorded the highest percentage of female students for a DDS class in the institution's history, with women comprising 49% of the class. The DDS Class of 2011 also boasts remarkable DAT scores, averaging 20 or higher, with the majority of students scoring in the 90th percentile.

"Once again it was exciting to welcome another class of outstanding individuals into the dental profession," said Kathy Candito, director of Student Services. "They bring a range of life experiences and passion for dentistry that will enrich and continue the tradition of excellence here at the Dugoni School of Dentistry."

The Class of 2010 for the IDS program, the school's two-year program for foreign-trained dentists, includes 17 women and six men from more than 14 different countries.

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Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu