The Pacific Center for Special Care is an organization within the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry committed to improving the health of vulnerable people in the Bay Area, across California and the nation. The Pacific Center has created best-practice models of, and advocated for improved access to dental care for anyone who faces challenges receiving oral health services through the traditional oral health care system. This includes groups and individuals who have difficulty maintaining good oral health or accessing oral health services because of medical, physical, social, economic and geographic conditions. There are many core faculty and staff who have long contributed to the mission of the Pacific Center.
The mission of the Pacific Center for Special Care is to: