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RESEARCH PHILANTHROPY

ALUMNI

COVID-19

CLINIC CARE

ACCOLADES

COMMUNITY

RESOURCES

ACADEMICS


CHARTING A NEW PATH Our 2019 - 2020 Academic Year in Review offers an opportunity to look back and explore some of the milestones, metrics and memories of the year — one which has presented extraordinary challenges and opportunities. In addition to supporting excellence across our academic and clinical programs, the Dugoni School family started the year with a strong commitment to leadership and collaboration. We welcomed national and regional organizations to our school for collaborative meetings, including members of the American Dental Education Association, American Student Dental Association District 11, California Dental Association, the deans of Western dental schools, and many other groups. We celebrated with our alumni and the community at a “5 on Fifth” celebration in honor of the five-year anniversary of our San Francisco Campus. The COVID-19 pandemic shifted our reality in the spring of 2020 and continues to impact dental education and our society in general. In-person gatherings could no longer take place and collaboration had to take very different forms. We met the challenge head on, however. We looked for new approaches, adjusted our operations, and took a leadership role in managing through the crisis and identifying opportunities that will help us be better as we emerge from this pandemic. The following pages highlight just some of the ways we lived our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives. I am so proud of the Dugoni School family members for demonstrating their commitment to our core values of courage, empowerment, excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, we charted a new path forward to support our graduating classes and our continuing students and residents alike. Thank you for being part of the Dugoni School family. Thank you also to our many alumni, friends and others who have supported our school with gifts of time, talents and other resources. Your support makes all the difference in turning challenges into opportunities. Sincerely,

Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD Dean


Academic Excellence ADVANCING OUR CURRICULUM

97% WREB

100% WREB

95%

pass rate for DDS and IDS

pass rate for Dental Hygiene

of specialty applicants

Class of 2020

were accepted

Class of 2020

93%

 AEGD/GPR applicants were accepted to their programs from the Class of 2020

Faculty collaborated with medical educators at Osmosis.org to develop on foundational concepts in biomedical science and dentistry.

17animated videos


Expanded faculty and instructional development

Biomedical content became more applied and is now

resources to include mandatory course director

presented through quarter 10 of the DDS program to

orientation, ExamSoft training, faculty online

respond to patients’ increasingly complex medical needs.

calibration modules, and new workshops about

Integrated, cross-disciplinary case-based discussion thread

online teaching and technology.

now runs through all three years of the DDS program.

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students participated in merit-based externships at Stanford School of Medicine to gain interprofessional clinical experience as part of the Dugoni School’s growing relationship with Stanford.

Advanced dental education by convening Western U.S. dental school deans and faculty.

Dugoni School hosted ADEA West Coast Hackathon to explore emerging themes in dental education.

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Clinical Care PROVIDING A DENTAL HOME PATIENTS CAN COUNT ON


Children and adults from all walks of life call the Dugoni School their home for oral healthcare.

74,000 70-80 More than

patient visits over the past year.

new patients screened per week.

17,111

207

dental chairs are available for

students and residents to use for patient care.

Patients

93% Patient Satisfaction Rate

The Dugoni School is known for the extensive amount of clinical experiences that students obtain during our accelerated program, often surpassing the number of experiences of their counterparts at four-year dental programs. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruption in Spring Quarter, students were still able to complete a robust collection of patient care experiences over the course of their program.

DDS CLASS OF 2020 Total Clinical Procedures

IDS CLASS OF 2020 Total Clinical Procedures

50,765 8,886

Average per Student

Average per Student

DIGITAL DENTISTRY BY THE NUMBERS:

350 digital impressions taken during the last academic year. If all 350 were done conventionally it would have cost roughly $22,000!

5 3Shape TRIOS Intraoral scanners used by students in the clinics, along with associated milling units.

20 CEREC CAD/CAM units and 10 MC XL milling units used for scanning, designing and milling restorations.

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Community Outreach CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITIES

1,800+

hours of volunteer service by DDS & IDS Class of 2020

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through the Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE).

health projects focused on community members with the greatest oral health disparities.

Projects targeted Chinatown, Mission, Bayview and the Tenderloin, and served toddlers, children, teens, families, adults, elders and people with special health care needs.Â

Give Kids a Smile events in San Francisco and Union City served hundreds of children.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES

» Volunteers served overseas through dental global service learning trips to Jamaica, Guatemala and Philippines.

Free dental checkups held for military veterans in San Francisco and Union City. Students and faculty volunteered at CDA Cares in San Bernardino. Geriatric Oral Health Symposium

Special Smile Day organized by

co-hosted by the Dugoni School and

SCOPE and the school’s American

California Dental Association to address

Academy of Developmental Medicine

healthcare needs of older adults.

and Dentistry (AADMD) student chapter.

CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITIES VIA OUR GROWING SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE:

6,270 Twitter followers 5,813 Facebook followers 2,124 Instagram followers


Students on the Move MODELING LEADERSHIP AND OTHER CORE VALUES

ASDA Chapter co-hosted virtual business symposium. Anthoula Vlachos, DDS ’21 selected for

Marwa Elkharsity DDS ’20 received a Delta Dental

national ASDA Rising Leader Award.

Community Cares Student Leadership Award.

Leah Life DDS ’20 and Pardis Vakili ’22 selected for California Dental Association Student Spotlight. ADEA Chapter awarded a Bronze Level

Kenji O’Brien DDS ’21 received Thomas R.

Chapter Designation by the ADEA Council

Bales Family Endowment “Good Samaritan

of Students, Residents, and Fellows.

Award” during Over the Hump party.

ASDA Student Leaders gather at the Dugoni School for Annual District 11 Meeting


Research ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS TO ADVANCE HEALTHCARE

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research publications by faculty (as sourced by SCOPUS)

Dugoni School researchers awarded two grants from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program to study the impact of smoking on oral health, an emerging area of research for the school.

GROWING COLLABORATIONS WITH STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, INCLUDING:

» Dr. Steve Sadowsky sabbatical at Dr. Jill Helms’

» Xiaoyuan Han collaboration with Drs. Dyani and

lab and continuing collaboration focused on the

Brice Gaudilliere, which has facilitated other new

basic biology of implants, and on factors that can

collaborations with faculty in the school, including

enhance integration of implants into bone.

Dr. Johnah Galicia’s project in endodontics.


Faculty | Staff Highlights ACCOLADES FOR DUGONI SCHOOL EMPLOYEES NEW ENDOWED CHAIRS: Dr. William Lundergan, Professor of Periodontics and Chair, Department of Periodontics, has been appointed as the Wilbur and Ruth Hughes Endowed Chair in Periodontology. Dr. A. Jeffrey Wood, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, has been appointed as the Samuel D. Harris Endowed Professor in Pediatric Dentistry.

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Dr. Parvati Iyer honored with OKU Charles Craig Teaching Award. Dr. Marie Tolarova honored with International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation’s Humanitarian Award. Dean Nader Nadershahi named Chair of Council of Deans for the American Dental Education Association. Professor Lory Laughter co-authors textbook, Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology for the Dental Hygienist.

Dr. Alan Gluskin appointed President of American Association of Endodontics. Eve Cuny received 18th Annual Dr. Milton

Dugoni School received Pacific’s

Schaefer Award from the Organization for Safety,

Sustainability Project Investment

Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and Shils Award

Fund (SPIF) to provide funding for a

for Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization.

secure bike storage area in the garage.

Lead Building Operations Technician Ike Vargas

Dr. Craig Yarborough received a Chair

recognized with 12th annual Cavanaugh

of the ADEA Board of Directors Citation

Distinguished Service Award.

for exceptional service to ADEA and the dental education community.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion REINFORCING A HUMANISTIC CULTURE AT THE DUGONI SCHOOL There are many other efforts in progress such as the activation of DEI student organizations, including the Hispanic Student Dental Association and Student National Dental Association, DEI training/onboarding for new staff, upcoming lunch and learns, support for DEI dental school scholarships, a DEI and humanism climate survey, and recruiting of black, indigenous and people of color among other activities and campaigns. On a state and national level, our school is also involved with diversity and anti-racism focus groups and task forces with ADEA, and looking to build new partnerships with groups such as the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos / Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences, NAACP local chapter, National Urban League chapter, and other groups.

» » » Melissa Yamanaka named Diversity & Admissions Outreach Manager reporting to the Assistant Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Diversity.


Alumni Engagement ALUMNI RECONNECT WITH EACH OTHER AND MAKE IMPACTS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Nearly 2,000 visitors joined us for the “5 on Fifth” celebration marking the five-year anniversary of our new campus. The event was held to coincide with the ADA/FDI World Congress and attracted guests and dignitaries from around the world!

Dr. Dennis Shinbori ’75 received several

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distinctions including the Distinguished Faculty Award from the DFC and Faculty Emeritus status with the University. 121st Annual Alumni Meeting – Dr. Debra Woo and Stan Constantino received Medallion of Distinction; Dr. Alan Budenz named Alumni Association President. Dr. Keon Ahghar ’14 joined New Mexico Governor’s Dental Advisory Team to advise on pandemic recovery plans. Dr. Natasha Lee ’00 appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to California’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.

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Our Spirit of Philanthropy RISING TO THE OCCASION

$ 3.8 million total raised over the

$120,000 raised for new Dugoni School Student/ Patient

year to support our people and programs.

Emergency Fund to support care for patients in financial need.

Special Care Program received

$100,000 grant from Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.

EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT INITIATIVES INCLUDED:

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EVOC coordinated season of giving – One Warm Coat, Children’s Book Project, Eyeglass Donations, Veterans Holiday Cards.

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Student organizations held drives for San Francisco Fire Fighters Toy Drive, St. Anthony Foundation Clothing Drive.

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Dugoni School family raised

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Dental Staff Advisory Council and Employee Volunteer Opportunities Committee volunteered to make face coverings.

$3,296 for the American Cancer

Society through “Denim Day” fundraiser.


COVID-19

PANDEMIC PIVOT

COVID-19 changed the world. The Dugoni School adapted through flexibility, innovation and collaboration. The Bay Area shelter-in-place order announced on March 17, 2020 shook the region to its core. The Dugoni School was just a week away from Spring Quarter final exams, so the school had to pivot quickly. Teams collaborated to implement online exam software and shifted to online technology so academic courses could continue. This all happened amid the growing anxiety and frustration that was sweeping the country due to the pandemic. Dental facilities were among those most seriously hit by the closures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that “dental settings have unique characteristics that warrant specific infection control considerations.� The American Dental Association advised dental practices to close their offices to all but emergency care, and many closed entirely. For an institution like the Dugoni School, the implications were clearly deep and far-reaching.


CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM

A cross-functional crisis management team was activated and met daily starting in mid March to help the Dugoni School chart a creative path through the pandemic. This group analyzed the fast-moving impact of the pandemic on the school’s people and programs, and implemented actions that helped guide the school to a successful phased reopening. Priorities included planning for recovery, ensuring essential services, revising campus access policies, providing resources for students and employees, developing new health and safety protocols, serving online educational technology needs and monitoring ever-changing public health directives. Dean Nadershahi sent daily updates to the entire Dugoni School family about campus resumption plans and clinical and academic developments, along with words of encouragement and inspiration. The team also hosted numerous virtual Town Halls to keep the school up to date during a time of great uncertainty. Dr. Nader Nadershahi – Dean Dr. Cindy Lyon – Associate Dean, Oral Health Education Dr. Des Gallagher – Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chair of Clinical Oral Healthcare Eve Cuny – Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, and Assistant Dean of Global Relations Kara Bell – Assistant Dean, HR & Support Operations and SF Campus Director Raybel Ramos – Assistant VP, SF Campus Information Technology Dan Soine – Director of Marketing and Communications


Dr. Nabeel Cajee COP ’11, DDS ’15 teamed up with School of Engineering and Computer Science, Library to 3D print face shields for Central Valley health care workers; forms PrintToProtect, a coalition of volunteers including Felicia Ortiz DH ’18 who made face shields by hand with her father.

Virtual Town Hall and Brown Bags during shelter-in-place.

Dugoni School donated PPE to CPMC, Sutter Health Foundation and South of Market Health Center.

Dugoni School family gathered online to celebrate Dr. Dugoni’s 95th birthday.

Emergency Clinic provided care for patients throughout shelter-in-place, supporting people in need.

First official class Zoom session held with the incoming DDS Class of 2023 and IDS Class of 2022.

Class of 2023 created welcome music video to introduce themselves.


Âť Launch of Dugoni School app and daily health screenings. Âť Phased reopening of campus to support preparations for WREB exam and patient care.


SIMULATION-BASED WREB EXAM A SUCCESS! DUGONI SCHOOL AMONG FIRST TWO DENTAL SCHOOLS IN NATION TO ACHIEVE THIS MILESTONE

The pandemic caused dental schools across America to reimagine one of the last major milestones for students: licensure exams. Due to shelter-in-place orders, the Dugoni School needed to formulate a new approach so graduating students would be able to complete these crucial exams. School leaders worked closely with the Western Regional Examining Board to figure out a simulation-based exam that could safely license new dentists without the risks of seeing live patients. It also allowed the test to take place over just one weekend, June 6-8, instead of the usual two, reducing travel. The Dugoni School’s staff set up this simulated exam by turning clinic operatories into “simulation stations,” removing the headrests on the chairs and installing high-tech dental manikins. This allowed the students to demonstrate proper techniques with the correct instrumentation and ergonomics, allowing the examiners to accurately assess them. Creative advocacy was also required. Administrators worked with leaders from the California Dental Association, the American Student Dental Association, and other California dental schools to clearly express the urgent need for a modified exam. The Dental Board of California and California Department of Consumer Affairs moved quickly to approve the non-patient-based exam. As a result, our graduates were able to complete the WREB exam and move forward with their careers – despite the challenge presented by COVID-19.

97% WREB Pass Rate for DDS and IDS Class of 2020.


PIVOTING TO NEW PROTOCOLS NEW GUIDELINES RESHAPE THE CAMPUS AND CLINIC EXPERIENCE

WEAR

OF

A MASK

Face coverings, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and many other health and safety protocols came into daily practice as Spring Quarter progressed. The Dugoni School continued to offer emergency dental services throughout the shelterin-place in order to serve patients and prevent them from burdening hospital emergency rooms. Routine dental services resumed in June, as did limited services in other specialty clinics. Clinical protocols were enhanced to meet CDC guidelines, resulting in the use of additional personal protective equipment such as N95 respirators and face shields. Amid these changes, the Dugoni School was fortunate to have an internationally known expert on dental infection control among its ranks. Professor Eve Cuny provided keen guidance to students, faculty and staff, and also to the wider profession through numerous webinars to dental associations across the country. She was also instrumental in monitoring guidelines from the San Francisco Department of Public Health that ultimately allowed the school to reopen on a limited basis in June. Professor Cuny’s life work had gotten her ready to deal with COVID-19. “It’s almost like she had spent her whole life preparing for this moment, to be someone who could help not just the Dugoni School family, but broadly the profession, with everything she had achieved, her background and the connections she had made,” said Dean Nadershahi.

REFRAIN FROM UNNECESSARY

PHYSICAL

CONTACT


FY20 – REVENUES

Net Tuition 60,318,085

Student Fees 2,106,691

Gifts & Endowments 2,095,000

Auxilliary & Other Income 1,269,332

Grant Funding 1,587,600

Dental Clinics 10,532,927

$77,909,635 TOTAL REVENUES

FY20 BUDGET SUMMARY

FY20 – EXPENSES INSTRUCTIONAL – DENTAL CLINIC OPERATIONS

36,737,973

Instructional – Academic

7,063,000

Academic Support

2,838,882

General Administrative – Academic

2,062,997

General Institutional – Other

1,133,000

Student Aid – Gift and Endowment Funded

650,000

TOTAL ACADEMIC EXPENSES

13,747,879

General Institutional – IT, Business Office, HR,

Public Safety, Risk Mgmt, Development, Marketing

8,443,964

Physical Plant – Building Operations,

Energy/ Waste Mgmt, Custodial

4,574,583

Student Services – Admissions & Financial Aid

1,045,153

Debt Service – Building & Other

3,243,625

University Administration Fee

6,113,205

TOTAL CENTRAL SUPPORT EXPENSES

23,420,530

GRANT EXPENSES

1,587,600

$75,493,982 TOTAL EXPENSES


Welcoming the Newest Members of the Dugoni School Family

DDS CLASS

2023 144

DAT ACADEMIC

22.07 GPA 3.61

AVERAGE

TOTAL CLASS

APPLICATIONS

2,113

51% MALE 49 % FEMALE

INCOMING RESIDENTS AEGD . . . 54 applications . . . 7 enrolled ORTHODONTICS . . . 165 applications . . . 8 enrolled ENDODONTICS . . . 99 applications . . . 3 enrolled

INTERNATIONAL DENTAL STUDIES CLASS OF

2022

26 students 750 applications 23 females 3 males 9 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED China, Egypt, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria, United Arab Emirates