University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry
155 5th St.
San Francisco CA 94103

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a nationally renowned institution of higher learning. We are committed to providing a world-class dental education for our students and comprehensive, affordable patient care for adults and children in a humanistic environment. We are located in downtown San Francisco, accessible via freeways and public transportation.

The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (Dugoni School) International Dental Studies (IDS) program is a two-year accelerated program for internationally educated dentists who are interested in earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. The program provides the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge of the dental profession as practiced in the United States. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to take any state or regional dental licensure board exam in the United States and, subsequently, they may be eligible for practice in the United States.

The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is the dental school of University of the Pacific. It is located in the South of Market, San Francisco (SOMA) neighborhood, in the U.S. state of California.

Known to be one of the most competitive dental schools in the United States, UoP has a long-held reputation for producing the best clinicians, having the best alumni connections, and maintaining an accelerated 3 year DDS curriculum.

The school is currently the only remaining institution in the United States accredited to teach an accelerated three-year program leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Students complete a full curriculum of pre-clinical and basic sciences classes in their first year of dental school, as opposed to years one and two at other universities. Despite the accelerated curriculum, students at the school experience a number of hours of clinical education well above the national average for students studying in traditional four (4) year curricula.

Academic Programs:

3-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program 2-year International Dental Studies (IDS) Program 27-month Orthodontics Residency Program 48-month Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program w/ Highland Hospital 27-month Endodontic Residency Program 14-month Dental Hygiene Program The school was founded in 1896 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons with programs in dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy. In 1918, the college focused its education program solely on dentistry but retained its name as the College of Physicians and Surgeons until it was incorporated into the University of the Pacific. In 2004 the school was named in honor of Arthur A. Dugoni, a former president of the American Dental Association, who served 28 years as dean.

Despite rumors in 2008 that the Advanced General Dentistry Clinic located in Stockton, California, would close due to a lack of public funding, the clinic remained open. The dental school has twelve clinics open within San Francisco, Oakland, Union City and Stockton. University of the Pacific still relies heavily upon the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act funding to provide services for patients with HIV/AIDS; this funding is used to reimburse the school for services provided but has not increased in recent years despite increased costs of providing services.

Map of University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry School of Dentistry, 155 5th St., San Francisco CA 94103

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