The Dugoni Experience


The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, located in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, is part of the University of the Pacific. The main University campus is in Stockton, California, and its McGeorge School of Law is located in Sacramento near the State Capitol. Each are approximately two hours away by car from the dental school.

Dental students and residents serve a diverse population of patients during clinical rotations at sites in San Francisco, Union City and Stockton, in addition to several extramural sites and outreach programs throughout Northern California.

San Francisco

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's San Francisco campus is housed in an eight-story building at the corner of Sacramento and Webster Streets in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, across from the California Pacific Medical Center. It boasts a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory, several high-tech classrooms and a group of clinics offering a variety of oral health services to the public.

One of the more popular neighborhoods in San Francisco, Pacific Heights offers views of the city and bay, pleasant parks, beautiful architecture and a variety of shopping and dining options on nearby Fillmore Street. The dental school operates two main student housing apartments, one on Post Street near the main campus, and one in the Presidio.

The city of San Francisco itself is world-renowned, attracting more than 15 million visitors a year. Its natural beauty, cosmopolitan environment, diverse population and quaint neighborhoods make this West Coast gem a favorite among locals and visitors.

East Bay

Across the Bay Bridge and approximately 45 minutes away by car are the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's East Bay clinics. The school operates the Union City Dental Care Center in Union City, and also has a program, the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, housed in Oakland's Highland Hospital.


Opened in 2003, the Pacific Dental Care Clinic at University of the Pacific in Stockton is a state-of-the-art, 14,000-square-foot clinical facility housed within the 55,000-square-foot Health Sciences Learning Center and Clinics building. The Stockton clinics — the Bernard S. Aarons Dental Hygiene Clinic and the Charles and Carolyn Bloom Advanced General Dentistry Clinic — provide quality dental care at affordable prices to adults and children in the community. The clinics also support programs in dental hygiene and Advanced Education in General Dentistry. In addition, residents and hygiene students participate in multiple outreach efforts and events each year throughout the Central Valley.