Overview

The Faculty Dental Service Group is a unique private dental practice in San Francisco. Our dentists are distinguished faculty members of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry — from professors who research, develop and teach state-of-the-art principles to nationally recognized authorities who lecture at dental conferences and seminars. The practice offers general dental care as well as a wide range of specialties to adult patients. 

Services

Dental specialists in a variety of disciplines are available to meet your oral health care needs, including prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and restorative dentistry. Services include cleanings, cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, veneers, crowns and bridges, extractions, fillings, nightguards, periodontal therapy, root canals, dentures and implants. 

Fees and Payment Plans

Fees vary according to procedure as well as doctor. Each dentist has his/her own fee schedule. Payment is requested at the time services with cash, check or credit card. Private insurance is also accepted. Contract arrangements can be made following extensive treatment. The Faculty Dental Service Group does not accept Denti-Cal. 

Location and Hours

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, Second Floor Specialty Clinic
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6524

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Faculty Dental Service Group is closed during holidays, exam weeks and school vacations. 

How to Become a Patient

All patients are seen by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 415.929.6524, and we will send you a new patient packet. We also accept referrals. 

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Please be sure to bring the completed new patient packet to your first visit, along with any recent X-rays. This appointment typically involves filling out paperwork and an oral health exam by one of our dentists. X-rays may also be taken if needed. 

Faculty Biographies

Director

Des Gallagher
dgallagher@pacific.edu
Dr. Gallagher is Executive Associate Dean. As a dental student he joined the army, completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency and undertook several oversea tours and operational deployments during his seven year service. On completion, he established and built up a successful private practice, undertook further postgraduate training and became involved in dental education as a part-time dental instructor at Trinity College Dublin School of Dentistry.

Kalid Aziz
kaziz@pacific.edu 
Dr. Kalid Aziz is an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Practice and a Group Practice Leader in the student clinic. Prior to joining Pacific, he worked as a faculty member at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin overseeing core academic dental disciplines, mentoring dental students performing clinical work and providing comprehensive care to patients in their faculty practice. He currently practices with the Faculty Dental Service Group at the school while focusing strongly on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Gretchen Bruce
gbruce@pacific.edu 
Dr. Gretchen J. Bruce is an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois. Her postgraduate periodontal residency was completed at Boston University. She also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business. She has published several articles in respected journals, is a contributing author of the clinical text Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology, and has developed widely used periodontal education materials. Dr. Bruce has lectured extensively to dental organizations and provided the community with numerous seminars on periodontal and treatment. Dr. Bruce practices in the Faculty Dental Service Group at Pacific and maintains a private practice in Oakland, California.

Darren Cox
dcox@pacific.edu 
Dr. Darren Cox is an associate professor of pathology and medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences (formerly the Department of Dental Practice and Community Service.)

Leticia Ferreira
lferreira@pacific.edu 
Dr. Leticia Ferreira is an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences.

Johnah Galicia
jgalicia@pacific.edu
Dr. Galicia is an assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics.  Dr. Galicia finished his residency and master's degree in endodontics at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill. As part of his training, he provided endodontic care to patients in the dental school, in the VA Hospital in Durham, in Raleigh Central Prison and in the UNC Hospital to patients under general anesthesia. Dr. Galicia is also trained in endodontic trauma management, apical microsurgery (apicoectomy) and regenerative endodontics. Having a PhD in Oral biology, he is also actively doing research on endodontic molecular diagnosis and immune response.

Des Gallagher
dgallaher@pacific.edu 
Dr. Des Gallagher is an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and a Group Practice Leader in the student clinic. As a dental student he joined the army, completed an advanced education in general dentistry residency and undertook several oversea tours and operational deployments during his seven year service. On completion, he established and built up a successful private practice, undertook further postgraduate training and became involved in dental education as a part time dental instructor at Trinity College Dublin School of Dentistry.

Eduardo Gonzalez
egonzalez1@pacific.edu 
Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and part of the Complex Care Team.  His practice focuses on all aspects of Implant Dentistry, with special interest in esthetic implant restorations and implant site development for the partially edentulous patient.

Gary Grill
ggrill@pacific.edu 
Dr. Gary Grill is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics.

Brian Kenyon
bkenyon@pacific.edu 
Dr. Brian Kenyon is an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and a Group Practice Leader in the student clinic. He has received six Teaching Excellence Awards at Pacific, the American College of Dentists Distinguished Northern California Faculty Member Award and has been elected to the Tau Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Societies. He maintains a private practice in San Francisco.

Eugene LaBarre
elabarre@pacific.edu 
Dr. Eugene LaBarre has been a full-time prosthodontics faculty member at the school since 1981 and has served as department chair of Removable and Implant Prosthodontics for 20 years. Prior to teaching at Pacific, he taught at Tufts, Temple University and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His research interests include public health and globalizing higher education. He is a teaching consultant at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco and La Clinica de la Raza in Oakland.

Karen A. Schulze
kschulze@pacific.edu
Dr. Karen Schulze is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry.

Edward Shaw
eshaw@pacific.edu 
Dr. Edward Shaw is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry.

Chi Tran
ctran@pacific.edu 
Dr. Chi Tran is an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry.

Russ Woodson
rwoodson@pacific.edu
Dr. Russ Woodson has held many positions in the last 29 years of working at University of the Pacific. He has served as a clinical instructor, clinic administrator, Director of Operative Dentistry, quality assurance coordinator and international dental studies coordinator. He is also a regional dental consultant to numerous insurance companies and to the state of California Denti-Cal program. He has been an active practicing general dentistry in the Faculty Dental Service Group since 1985.

Hygienists

Roan Espino
respino@pacific.edu 

Eugenia Skelley
eskelley@pacific.edu