Message from the Dean

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in education, research and service; and to responding to our students' needs in their pursuit of knowledge and professional growth. Pacific Dugoni is one of the leading dental schools in the nation and has served the Bay Area community since 1896. Our dental clinics handle more than 135,000 patient visits a year, offering comprehensive and affordable oral health care to adults and children.

Here we believe that shaping good dental professionals begins with cultivating compassion, respect and a heart for service. When you walk through our doors, you become part of our family. Humanism is one of our core values, and we strive to inspire our dental students to be forces of positive change in the world.

With the start of the 2014-15 academic school year, we are excited to welcome the Pacific Dugoni family to our new state-of-the-art campus in the South of Market district of San Francisco. In this vibrant neighborhood, we will be at the hub of public transportation where we will be accessible to even more patients. We look forward to seeing old and new faces as we continue to build upon our tradition of excellence in dental education.  

Our dental school is truly unique, providing a positive and meaningful experience for our students, faculty, patients and alumni. I'm confident that Pacific Dugoni will continue to graduate dentists who, by virtue of their diverse training, caring attitude and clinical experience, will be leaders in the dental profession.  

Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., DDS