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Dugoni School of Dentistry Remembers Dr. Armand Lugassy

July  15, 2010

Dr. Armand Lugassy.

Dr. Armand Lugassy

Students, faculty and staff at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry are saddened by the passing of Dr. Armand Lugassy, a professor in the school's Restorative Department for more than 40 years. Lugassy is remembered as a thoughtful and talented educator who touched the lives of thousands of students.

For many years, Lugassy headed the Dugoni School of Dentistry's Dental Materials Curriculum, which educates students on the various materials used in dental practices. More recently, he applied himself to the education of international students enrolled in the International Dental Studies (IDS) program at the dental school. Colleagues have noted that his love of different cultures made him a natural fit for the IDS curriculum.

Throughout his dental career, Lugassy published many scholarly journal articles, and gave numerous presentations and lectures. His accolades in the profession include induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Along with many scholarly awards for his career accomplishments, Lugassy was the co-inventor of the M-L Scale, used to quantify occlusal loss. He also ran a successful dental practice in Novato, Calif.

"Armand was a kind, patient educator who always put students' needs above his own," said Dr. Marc Geissberger, director of the Restorative Department at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. "He was a truly gifted clinician who impacted countless students and colleagues."

In honor of his dedication to the Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr. Nader Nadershahi, acting dean and a former student of Lugassy's, would like to invite the Pacific Dugoni family to a memorial reception on July 27, 2010 at the dental school campus in San Francisco. The reception will begin at 5:30, and will be held in Rooms 103 and 104 on the first floor of the building.

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