How do I join the Alumni Association?
Graduates of the Dugoni School of Dentistry in all programs (DDS, IDS, DH, AEGD, OMFS, Ortho and Endo) are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Active members are alumni who support the association by paying membership dues each year. We rely on our members' dues payments to sustain the Alumni Association's mission and goals. Currently, regular dues are $210 per year, and there are several benefits of membership, including the opportunity to attend the annual Alumni Meeting where you can earn CE units.
What is an Associate Member?
Dentists who are not graduates of our dental school are invited to join the Dugoni Alumni Association as associate members. For the same annual membership dues, non-graduate dentists receive all mailings and benefits. Interested individuals need to fill out an associate membership application or contact the Alumni Association office.
How much are the annual membership dues?
Regular membership dues are $210 per year for both alumni and associate members. The membership year runs July 1 through June 30 the following year, and all members are sent dues statements each summer.
New graduates are exempt from dues payments their first year out of school, and are given a discount up to four years after graduation. Life members are exempt from dues payments.
What are the benefits of joining as a dues-paying member?
The Alumni Association operates as a department of the School of Dentistry with the sole purpose of promoting the welfare of the school, its graduates and the profession of dentistry. The Alumni Association sponsors and supports programs for our alumni, students and the profession — from the annual Alumni Meeting (where you can earn CE units and connect with fellow alumni) to various alumni chapter events and all-member receptions. The Alumni Association also provides services to our members, such as the Dental Opportunities online listing of jobs and practices for sale, student loan consolidation discounts through SoFi, referral services through our office, and volunteer opportunities.
How do I view or post job openings?
The Alumni Association offers Dental Opportunities, a monthly online resource to help match dentists looking for new associates with graduates and senior students seeking employment. Dental Opportunities includes listings organized by geographic location in the following categories:
- Externships and Graduate Programs
- Practices for Sale/Office Space Sale/Lease
There is no charge to view listings. Posting a listing (or several listings) is free to those who are current dues-paying members. For all others, a listing costs $210 for three months or you can join the Alumni Association for $210 a year (as an alumnus or an associate member) and have unlimited listings.
Those searching for a job can also post their C.V. and contact information.
When is the annual Alumni Meeting?
The annual Alumni Meeting is usually held in early March. The two-day meeting takes place in San Francisco at a local hotel.
Who can attend the Alumni Meeting?
The Alumni Meeting is open to all dues-paying members (active or associate), life members and students from the graduating class. You must join the Alumni Association as a dues-paying member to attend the Alumni Meeting.
What is the fee to attend the Alumni Meeting?
The fee is subject to change and is announced several months before the Meeting. This is a separate fee from the annual membership dues. Students in the graduating class are exempt from the registration fee.
How can I contact the Alumni Association?
415.351.7108, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103