Academic Year in Review 2021-2022

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resilience 2021 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR IN REVIEW


Vision: Improving Health and Wellness through Innovation in Programs, Partnerships and People.

We commit to the following values to support the defining characteristic of our education model — Humanism.

2021–2022, a collection of highlights of our successes from the past year. Each year we spotlight key facts and notable milestones to show the positive impact the Dugoni School makes on the world.

Welcome to our Academic Year in Review


Core Values:

Purpose: Our Purpose is to Help People Lead Healthy Lives.

We thank our students, residents, faculty and staff for the resilience they’ve shown as we continued navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Their impact on the community and our profession through their work in clinical care, outreach, research, service, leadership, philanthropy and more is certainly admirable.

DDS, MBA, EdD Dean & Vice Provost University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

As you may recall, we just celebrated our 125th anniversary since our founding, an occasion that prompted reflection on our past, our achievements and what comes next. I am excited about the possibilities in our future and the many advancements the Dugoni School family will make in the decades ahead. Think of this report as a snapshot from the first of the next 125


SERVICES Helping People Lead Healthy Lives Thousands of people from across Northern California call the Dugoni School of Dentistry their home for oral healthcare. In addition to the school’s San Francisco clinic location, the school also serves patients at its Union City Dental Care Center in Union City, home to the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. Total Patients: 19,366 | Total Patient Visits: 88,721 | Patient Satisfaction Rate: 88%

Dental Hygiene Provided care at 2,000 patient visits

Orthodontics Residency Program Provided care at 11,000 patient visits

Provided care at 4,000 patient visits

Started 300+ orthodontic cases

DDS and IDS Class of 2022 Provided over $10 million of oral healthcare

Placed 2,400+ fixed units

Student and Resident Dental Care Highlights

Performed 350+ quads of root planning

Endodontics Residency Program Completed 350+ endodontic cases

Delivered nearly 1,000 removable units

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program

Performed 11,000+ operative procedures

Performed 1,100+ restorative procedures

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Provided care for 200+ patients under general anesthesia since April 2021 in the updated OMS SurgiCenter

Provided endodontic treatment for nearly 800 teeth


27th Annual Senior Smiles and Wellness Health Fair was a successful collaboration between Pacific’s dental, audiology, physical therapy and social work programs, plus — for the first time — UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Dental Hygiene outreach at Franklin Elementary school in Modesto served nearly 500 kids!

Union City Dental Care Center’s outreach events included Give Special Kids a Smile and Give Veterans a Smile in partnership with Southern Alameda County Dental Society

Free dental and audiology screenings on campus in November served military veterans

The Dugoni School repeatedly stepped up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the community in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Over the last academic year, our volunteers provided 890+ vaccine doses during 27 clinics held on campus, including special events for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE) outreach included events at Kain Na Tenderloin TNDC Community Food Service, Gordon J. Lau Elementary School in Chinatown and SF City Impact Elementary School in the Tenderloin

COVID-19 Vaccinations Clinics on Campus

Dugoni School dental students were also among the first in the nation to be able to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the public as part of an expanded scope of practice.

THE CONTINUING QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE Celebrating clinical, research and community service at OKU-Sutro Excellence Day 85 participants | 71 presentations/cases | 43 volunteer judges Keynote speaker Allen Huang, MD, DDS presented on the relationship between sleep medicine and dentistry DDS, IDS students and all residency programs participated, along with Pacific’s audiology students for the first time Dr. Alex Nguyen ’22 received the Dr. Henry A. Sutro Oral Rehabilitation Award for Best Oral Rehabilitation: Design and Excellence of Execution, an award which comes with a $100,000 donor-funded prize

Transforming Dental Education through VR and AR Simulation

Emergency simulator — to give students critical experience treating emergency medical situations

Dugoni School faculty are collaborating with the Cube, Pacific’s innovation and technology center in Stockton, to create groundbreaking virtual and augmented reality simulations that could change the future of dental education. Pilot projects led by Dr. Jesse West Manton, Mustafa Radif, Dr. Bernadette Fa, Dr. Gordon Lai and colleagues include:

Virtual reality spaces — for students to practice delivering local anesthesia and explore 3D views of head and neck anatomy to identify nerves, muscles and bones

Augmented reality application — to help students learn about root canal anatomy

STUDENT LIFE CDA Contacts: Career Fair for graduating students ASDA Vendor Fair brings dental companies on campus American Student Dental Association Chapter hosted Pre-Dental Day to meet and train dental students Mosaic Mentorship Program paired first-generation college students with faculty mentors Class of 2022 End of the Hump Party Class of 2023 Over The Hump Party∆ Building Digital Connections | 21,788 followers and growing! Instagram: @dugonischool: 2,998 @dugoni_admissions: 2,145 @dugonidiversity: 495 @dugonistudentaffairs: 449 Twitter: @dugoni_dental: 6,317 Facebook: @dugonischoolofdentistry: 6,384 LinkedIn: 3,000

∆∆ Bridge Builders celebrated international food and cultures ∆ ∆

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee Support Our Community First LGBTQ+ Pride Kick-Off event and SF Pride Parade participation Outreach to Society of American Indian Dentists | DEIB training at Faculty Development Day Cultural competency incorporated in orientations for first-year dental students, new employees and Faculty Development Day Recognition activities for Juneteenth, Diwali, Día de los Muertos, Ramadan, Ukraine support fundraising and more

Crawfish Boil sponsored by alumnus Dr. Jason Larkin ’01 and the Associated Student Body

Asilomar retreat brought together the Class of 2022 for the final in-person group gathering before graduation

Supporting pathways to professional achievement is the focus of the Center for Success, which connects soon-to-be graduates with alumni mentors, networking and job opportunities, and offers personalized support for those looking to specialize.

Center for Success

Formerly the Pacific Center for Special Care, the newly renamed center is building on its 30-year history of innovation to improve access to care for those with barriers impacting their oral health.

Pacific Center for Equity in Oral Health Care

Director: Dr. Elisa Chávez, professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences

In the last five years, approximately 25% of Dugoni School graduates have become specialists—of this group, about half enter specialty programs immediately upon graduation, and the other half embark on these programs as alumni applicants. In addition, each year 25% of our DDS/IDS students are accepted into AEGD and GPR programs upon graduation.

Director: Dr. Craig Yarborough, associate dean, Institutional Advancement

To help improve oral health care, the Center for Innovation and Translation will convene internal and external experts to translate clinical research and develop innovative practices.

The Dugoni School’s Bay Area location puts it in the innovative heart of many fields, including biotechnology, big data and AI.



Director: Dr. Rebecca Moazzez, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

Dugoni School Launches Center for Innovation and Translation

RESEARCH RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS BY YEAR 405060708090 30 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Publications from faculty at the Dugoni School continue their steady upward trend. Last year (2021), faculty in the school published 87 articles in peer-reviewed journals (according to the Scopus database), which have already been cited by external sources 219 times (as of August 1, 2022). This is a significant increase from the previous year (67 articles published), which was already higher than usual for our faculty.

Israel 1 Greece 2 India 2 Indonesia 1 Israel 1 Italy 2 Japan 3 Kuwait 1 Malaysia 1 Mexico 1 Monaco 1 Netherlands 1 Pakistan 2 Saudi Arabia 4 Singapore 7 South Korea 3 Spain 1 Switzerland 2 Taiwan 1 Thailand 1 UAE 1 West Indies 195 unknown 2 APO-AE 1 Australia 75 Canada 2 China 1 Egypt 3 FPO-AP 1 Germany204 192 237 315 1172483,981 1,576 123 79 64 4 27 8 13 13 11 1 3 8 8 15 20 13 7 5 8 92 1 9 29 36 31 24 2025 26 6 5 15 722658 186 11141 2 (DC) 42 270 NORCAL OURSOCALCENTRALALUMNI FAMILY AROUND THE WORLD A professional network more than 8,363 strong!

31 TheYears:First-Year Welcome and Cioppino Dinner. At the end of their first week of classes, our new students are served cioppino cooked by a crew of alumni “chefs” as the main course of a family-style dinner.

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Alumni Traditions

A Delicious New Tradition: Friday Morning Donuts. When the Alumni Association board of directors are in the building for a quarterly meeting, there will be pastries offered to all students (and everyone else!) by alumni volunteers.

123 Years: The Annual Alumni Association Meeting. A group of alumni catch up with a Patterson Dental vendor at our 2022 meeting, held at the Fairmont Hotel.

Improving Professional Skills through Continuing Education

1,196 dental professionals expanded their skills through courses offered by the Dugoni School’s Division of Continuing Dental Education, including 5 live-interactive webinars, 4 hands-on workshops, 9 in person lecture classes and 3 certificate programs.

Dr. Alan Budenz honored for his remarkable career with University of the Pacific’s prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award — the University’s highest faculty honor


Dean Nadershahi stepped up to a new national leadership role in dental education as the American Dental Education Association’s board chair for 2022-23. He is also one of 17 health care leaders chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve on the state of California’s new Health Workforce Education and Training Council.

Dr. Steven J. Sadowsky honored with 28th Annual Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Building Operations and Public Safety teams named co-recipients of the 2021 Noelle and Gene Santucci Humanism Award

In 2021, Yerba Buena Community Benefit District honored the Dugoni School family with a Community Excellence Award to recognize the school’s many forms of community outreach and service to others

Rebecca Moazzez BDS, MSc, PhD, FDSRCS, FDSRCS (Rest.), MRD Professor and Henry Sutro Family Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry

Adham Azim, BDS, DDS Associate Professor and Dr. Earl R. and Tannia Hodges Endowed Chair in Endodontics

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Welcoming New Department Chairs

Dr. Jonas Bianchi given the 2022 Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award by the AAO Foundation

Dr. Shika Gupta, ’07 IDS named incoming chair of the University of Pacific’s Academic Council

Sergeant Emilio Fastidio wins the Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award for employees

David Lam, MD, DDS, PhD Chair and Dr. T. Galt and Lee DeHaven Atwood Endowed Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

We marked the 125th anniversary of the Dugoni School’s founding in 1896 in a variety of exciting ways, with eye-catching communications, special events and more!

San Francisco City Hall was lit up in University of the Pacific’s colors on June 17, 2022 in honor of the Dugoni School’s Commencement Weekend.


White Coat Ceremonies were held August 21, 2021, including a special event for the DDS and IDS Class of 2022 which had their ceremony postponed due to the pandemic.


Dugoni School completes largest fundraising campaign in its history, raising $69.3 million over 10 years from 5,300+ donors to support people, programs and facilities!


The Dugoni School’s historic fundraising campaign “Building Our Future, Embracing Our Legacy” has reached $69.3 million, surpassing the original $65 million goal. This momentous achievement is the largest fundraising campaign ever for the Dugoni School and among the largest campaigns of any dental school in the country.


The philanthropic response to our campaign will continue to positively impact the school for many generations. Gifts and pledges support student scholarships, innovative programs, cutting-edge facilities, faculty recruitment and retention and patient care. They also grow our Dugoni School annual fund, which provides the unrestricted funds and flexibility necessary to propel our great institution forward.

Philanthropy Fast Facts (2021–2022)

Number of donors: 669 | Amount raised: $7.6M | Annual Fund total: $371,557 from 277 donors

$4.25M in Gifts Support New Health Care Collaborative

Pacific Gives is a 24-hour day of giving where alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends unite to show their commitment and support our students and residents. Held April 26-27, this year’s dental school beneficiaries were the Dugoni School Annual Fund, Kids in the Klinic Endowment and the Dental Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.

Foundation and Grant Support

Pacific Gives: $220K raised for the Dugoni School from 142 donors

The Pacific Dental Services Health Care Collaborative is an exciting new project that will bring integrated medical-dental services to the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento through the creation of an innovative teaching and patient care facility that will be one of the first of its kind at a university. The initiative is being supported by a lead $4 million gift from Steve and Pam Thorne and a $250,000 Access to Care grant from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awarded the Dugoni School a grant to support the patient emergency fund, military veterans’ oral health care and planning for a dental hygiene mobile education program.

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Thanks to a gift from the WITH Foundation, the Dugoni School is expanding ways to train oral healthcare providers to care for underserved people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from a wide range of backgrounds. The school received a grant designed to support care for patients with IDD who are Black, Indigenous or people of color through new training activities for providers.

WELCOMING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE DUGONI SCHOOL FAMILY DDS CLASS OF 2025 148 students 2,127applications 50 % male 50 % female 22.48 DAT academic average 3.63 overall GPA INCOMING RESIDENTS AEGD Class of 2023 | 80 applications | 7 enrolled Orthodontics Class of 2024 | 177 applications | 8 enrolled Endodontics Class of 2024 | 104 applications | 3 enrolled 8 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED 17 India 2 Iran 2 Nepal 2 Pakistan 1 Hungary 1 Jordan 1 Lebanon 1 Taiwan IDS CLASS OF 2024 747 applications 27 students total 18 female 9 male

REVENUES Net Tuition $62,485,534 Student Fees 2,792,663 Gift & Endowment Revenue 1,938,914 Dental Clinics 13,360,764 Grant Funding 1,636,514 Auxilliary & Other Income 357,254 TOTAL REVENUE $ 82,571,643 INSTRUCTIONAL – DENTAL CLINIC OPERATIONS $33,759,825 Academic Instructional 11,995,222 Academic Support 4,575,987 Student Aid Gifts & Endowment Funded 1,199,622 TOTAL ACADEMIC EXPENSES $17,770,831 General Institutional – IT, Business Office, HR, Public Safety, Risk Mgmt, Development, Marketing $ 9,192,507 Physical Plant – Building Operations 6,449,282 Student Services – Admissions & Financial Aid 1,497,401 Debt Service – Building & Other 2,314,183 University Administration Fee 7,364,222 TOTAL CENTRAL SUPPORT EXPENSES 26,817,595 GRANT EXPENSES 1,636,514 TOTAL EXPENSES $79,984,765 EXPENSES FISCAL RESOURCES

photo: Dr. Vincent Chen ’22

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