1. Three-Year Program: We are the only dental school in the United States offering a year-round accelerated three-year DDS program; our graduates enter general practice or begin specialty education one year earlier than those from any other dental program.
  2. Clinical Excellence: Nearly all students indicate that the strong clinical orientation of the school is a major factor in their decision to attend Pacific.
  3. Curriculum: The school is also the originator of curricular innovations including comprehensive patient care and competency-based education. Our students enjoy the integration of basic and clinical sciences that begins on the first day of class.
  4. Dugoni School Family: Students become part of the Dugoni School family on the first day of school. They enjoy the interaction with dental school alumni and being treated as a peer by all.
  5. Superb Facilities: Our state-of-the-art facilities set us apart from the competition.
  6. Quality Faculty, Staff and Administrators: Applicants are impressed by faculty availability and the quality of instruction. Students and applicants alike praise our faculty and staff for being friendly, helpful and supportive.
  7. Leadership Opportunities: From its highly involved student government to its strong ties to organized dentistry, Pacific develops some of the highest profile leaders in the dental profession.
  8. Research and Innovation: The dental school maintains a strong presence as a clinical research center for businesses and foundations. Major breakthroughs include clinical research on Invisalign®, the invisible braces for adults created by Align Technology.
  9. Community Involvement: Our students have many opportunities to give back to the community — from participation in health fairs to outreach events at senior centers, elementary schools and non-profit agencies.
  10. Location: One of the most vibrant and diverse cities of the West Coast, San Francisco is a thriving center for the arts and culture, as well as home to some of the most innovative companies and organizations in the world. Pacific Dugoni students have the opportunity to explore a rich array of intellectual and cultural pursuits both in and out of school.