Alumni of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry are exceptional professionals. Leaders in local, state and national dental organizations, our alumni are also active participants and volunteers in their communities. Their ties to the dental school remain strong long after graduation. In fact, countless alumni come back to the school to teach while maintaining outside dental practices. Others mentor prospective dental students or volunteer as members of our alumni or foundation boards. Alumni reconnect with the school and each other at regional continuing education programs and/or social events organized by our Alumni Association. Learn more and join us today!

Who are we? We are the best dental school alumni association in the country. How do we know? Our statistics tell us: 45% of our more than 6,000 members are active dues-paying members, an unheard-of testament to the positive feeling our graduates have for their alma mater. Each year, more than 1,500 members attend the Alumni Meeting, bringing staff and guests and contributing to attendance records that are astonishing. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association is to foster lifelong relationships among its members and with the dental school.

Pacific: Pride, Passion and Performance

Our Values
  • Integrity — The association is guided by accountability and high ethical standards. 
  • Communication — The association encourages active listening and open discussion, keeping members informed and connected to the dental school. 
  • Leadership — The association exemplifies visionary guidance with innovation and dedication. 
  • Camaraderie — The association is held together by a deep sense of belonging to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry family, goodwill and rapport among members.
Our Goals
  • Communicate with our members to keep them informed and up-to-date 
  • Enhance the sense of pride in the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 
  • Maximize membership and participation 
  • Provide scholarship funding for worthy students 
  • Encourage alumni to participate in philanthropy 
  • Foster relationships between alumni and students 
  • Create an atmosphere in which students will want to participate in the association and the dental school throughout their careers.

 

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association organizes several annual and biannual events designed to help you stay connected with your classmates and the dental school family.

Our events include:

  • Alumni receptions during the California Dental Association (CDA) Spring Scientific Session in Anaheim and the CDA Fall Scientific Session in San Francisco. 
  • Our Annual Alumni Meeting where members can earn continuing education units by attending various lectures. We invite commercial vendors to showcase their products and hold a reception for all participants at the end of the first meeting day. This two-day meeting is usually held in late winter on a Friday (full day) and Saturday (half day). 
  • Regional breakfasts, lunches, receptions and/or dinners held during various western states' annual dental association meetings or during national meetings such as the ADA or ADEA.
  • The annual Alumni/Graduate Banquet held each June to welcome the graduating classes into the association.

Active Membership

Active members are alumni who support our Association by paying membership dues each year. We rely on our members' dues payments to support the Alumni Association's mission and goals. Annual dues are $210 per year. Dues notices are sent to all alumni each December. Members attending alumni events (i.e. Annual Meeting, CDA receptions or regional events) are expected to be current in dues payments. All graduates and associate members receive every mailing from the Alumni Association, regardless of dues-paying status.

Associate Membership

Dentists who are not graduates of our dental school are invited to join the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association as associate members. For the same annual membership dues of $210 per year, non-graduate dentists receive all mailings and benefits, and are listed in our directory as associate members. To join the Alumni Association as an associate member, please contact our Alumni Office at 415.351.7108.

Young Alumni

Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 are $105 per year.

Hygienists 

Alumni and associates who are dental hygienists are $103 per year.

Dugoni School Family

Faculty and staff can join the Alumni Association for $103 per year.

When you graduate from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, your professional life is just beginning, and the learning never stops. To help you along the way, the dental school offers useful information and services, including career opportunity listings, referrals to other Pacific dentists for your patients moving to another area, continuing education programs and mentorships, as well as information about dental organizations and clubs. 

Available Jobs

The dental school's Alumni Association offers Dental Opportunities, a monthly online resource to help match dentists looking for new associates with recent graduates and senior students seeking employment. Dental Opportunities includes listings organized by geographic location in the following categories:

  • Associateships/Partnerships
  • Externships and Graduate Programs
  • Practices for Sale/Office Space Sale/Lease
  • Dentistry
  • Hygiene
  • RDAEF

There is no charge to view listings. Posting a listing is free for Alumni Association members current in their annual dues. For all others, the fee is $210 for three months; or individuals can join the Alumni Association —   for the dues-equivalent fee of $210 which will allow you to post up to seven listings during a one-year period*. After seven postings, each listing will cost $50. The same rule applies to businesses wishing to post listings.

*One-year: Our dues-period years follow the academic calendar: July through June.

Dental Professionals for Hire

Are you seeking to hire a dentist or hygienist? To find a bright, enthusiastic and well-trained dentist or hygienist, take a look at our listing of soon-to-graduate and recently graduated alumni members who have posted their C.V./resume on this site. You may quickly find the professional employee you need to complete your dental office staffing needs! 

If you have any questions about these services, please call 415.351.7108.

Links

Alumni Social Media Ambassadors Wanted!

We're looking for a few volunteer alumni to help get the word out about Alumni Association initiatives and events. Interested in helping?

Volunteer Duties:

  • Occasionally share key announcements (e.g., membership dues drive, reunion events, etc.) from the Alumni Association to your social networks and/or your class Facebook page
  • If you attend an alumni function, post a picture to help share the fun from the event!
  • Send any ideas for interesting content you think Dugoni School alumni would like to see
  • Pass along information about job openings, helpful professional resources or other resources that we can feature on the dental school's social media feeds
  • Share your ideas about how the Alumni Association can increase engagement with alumni on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networks

If you'd like to get involved, contact the Alumni Association at dugonialumni@pacific.edu.

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