Bay Area Reporter Readers Vote Dugoni School as “Best Dentist”

April 11, 2017

Besties Award


The Bay Area Reporter recently announced that University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry was voted as "Best Dentist" in its annual readers' poll published April 6, 2017.

For the seventh-annual Best of the Bay awards, also known as the "Besties," readers voted for their favorites in categories such as community, services and shopping, weddings and destinations, arts and culture, spaces, people and food. Founded in 1971, the Bay Area Reporter is a newsweekly serving the area's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The article noted that "for many people living with HIV, UOP's Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, located in San Francisco, is a lifeline to maintaining good oral health. Its CARE (HIV) Dental Services is funded by the city of San Francisco through the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act dental services include preventive treatment, same-day emergency dental care, fillings, root canals, dentures, and oral surgery for people with HIV who qualify for this special program."

All services are offered at the Dugoni School of Dentistry's downtown San Francisco location at 155 Fifth Street in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood. Those interested in learning more about the CARE dental services, or in becoming a patient, may call 415.929.6448 or visit

In addition to the CARE dental services, the school offers other general dentistry and specialty services at cost of about 30 to 40 percent less than a typical Bay Area private dental practice. For information about becoming a patient, call 415.929.6501 or visit

Because the environment is a teaching clinic where students perform the majority of patient care under the supervision of faculty, treatment takes more time to be completed than it would take in a private practice setting, and not all patient treatment needs are appropriate for a dental school setting.

To read the full list of "Besties" award winners from the Bay Area Reporter, visit this link.


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