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YEAR in REVIEW
REFLECT and RENEW
11 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED Armenia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and South Korea
Our 2020-2021 Academic Year in Review offers us an opportunity to reflect and celebrate some of the achievements of the past year—a year unlike any the Dugoni School had faced in generations. It was an extraordinary time with a worldwide pandemic, a global recession, a turbulent election season and social and racial injustices felt throughout our society. Each of us faced personal and professional challenges while also remaining committed to our school’s purpose of helping people lead healthy lives. I am so proud of the resiliency shown by our students, residents, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters. The pages that follow highlight just some of their many accomplishments over the last academic year spanning July 2020 to June 2021. What have we learned during the last academic year that can make us even stronger? There are many lessons, but in my commencement message I touched on some “ABCs” for our post-pandemic world:
A – ACCESS: We have learned the importance of access to quality health care and access to this great profession. B – BELONGING: Our humanistic education is based on providing an environment where everyone belongs and is part of our success.
C – COMPASSION: Empathy means that you feel what another person is feeling, but compassion is the willingness to relieve the suffering of others by taking action in caring for one another. Access, belonging and compassion helped us take care of the vulnerable in our communities and will help us emerge even stronger in the days and months to come. History had its eyes on the Dugoni School family over the last year. Thank you for rising to the challenge. Thank you for making history. I am grateful for your important work and the lives that you touch. Sincerely,
Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD Dean
SUPPORTING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE A YEAR FILLED WITH FLEXIBILITY, CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENTS AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS
STUDENT SERVICES AND WELLNESS The Student Wellness Center offered both in-person visits and telehealth visits for psychological support and therapy, nutritional counseling and other resources to support physical and mental well-being and academic success. Students also receive physical therapy coaching during their simulation clinic training.
QUALITY ASSURANCE THROUGH ACCREDITATION PLANNING AND SELF STUDY Due to the impact of COVID-19, the school’s next accreditation site visit is delayed one year to October 2022. Writing teams did significant work over the past year to analyze institutional effectiveness, educational programs, faculty and
▲ INTRODUCING MEDICAL
staff, educational support services, patient care services and research.
EMERGENCY SIMULATION A new high-fidelity MEDSim Suite opened
TRANSITION TO ONLINE LECTURES
on the fifth floor to provide students with
With the help of the school’s instructional
real-time, in-person training in recognition and management of an evolving medical emergency in the dental office. Simulations covered diagnosis, medical emergency preparedness and response, including resuscitation.
designer, lectures quickly transitioned to distance formats. Faculty training and a variety of learning applications and exam formats were available to support virtual classrooms with active student engagement. Academic exams maintained integrity through the use of electronic proctoring.
TAKE-HOME KITS SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING A new learning resource was used as an adjunct to simulation courses in the early phases of the school’s return to campus in July 2020. Take-home simulator kits offered first-year students the opportunity to learn at home while still being connected to faculty remotely. The manikins attached to any tabletop and, with portable electric handpieces, allowed students to continue developing and practicing their technique skills.
Held via Zoom, the event attracted more than 175 attendees from inside and outside the school and featured 63 oral presentations about research, clinical cases, community service programs and Personalized Instruction Program (PIP) projects to faculty judges
OKU-SUTRO EXCELLENCE DAY
and guests. Danny Grannick, CEO and co-founder of Bristle
The Dugoni School family gathered virtually to
Health, presented a guest keynote lecture, “Unlocking the Oral
showcase student and resident accomplishments
Microbiome to Improve Oral Health and Care.”
in research, clinical dentistry and community service at OKU-Sutro Excellence Day held on
OKU-Sutro Excellence Day activities were sponsored by the
May 26. The event is a long-standing tradition
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) chapter, Henry A. Sutro Award
for the school community to share their projects
Endowment, Dugoni School Annual Fund and Office of
with colleagues, alumni, friends and family.
Academic Affairs, as well as Ultradent.
View presentations and see the award winners: excellenceday.pacific.edu password: dugoni155
CELEBRATING SUCCESS IN PERSON On June 13, 2021, the Dugoni School celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2021 with an in-person event— the first in-person commencement to be held by any university in San Francisco since the city’s mandated restrictions on large public gatherings began in March 2020. Graduates, families, friends, faculty and staff gathered for a joyous occasion following a year filled with pandemic challenges. The Dental Hygiene program held an in-person Pinning Ceremony on June 19, 2021 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021.
CLASS OF 2021 PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE
44 DDS/IDS students took the WREB
97DDS/IDS students took the ADEX*
The remainder of the class participated in licensure through residency.
97% WREB pass rate for DDS/IDS
93% ADEX pass rate for DDS/IDS
99% WREB pass rate for Dental Hygiene Class of 2021 100% of the Endodontics Residency Class of 2021 passed the written portion of the ABE board examination. 100% of the Orthodontic Residency Class of 2020 passed the ABO clinical exam to become board-certified. *On November 15, 2019, the Dental Board of California voted to accept the ADEX Examination for the purpose of establishing eligibility for dental licensure in California. This became effective on January 1, 2020 and the Class of 2021 was the first to participate in this examination.
THE SURVEY SAYS Didactic courses were held online throughout the year due to pandemic restrictions for in-person gatherings on campus. How did students respond? How effective was this approach?
Remote learning was a success. The Office of Academic Affairs examined students’ remote learning experiences during the 2020 summer quarter through a survey among all DDS and IDS classes in October 2020. On the survey, the majority (76%) of students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “Overall, this online course is effective,” suggesting that online learning was generally well accepted by DDS and IDS students. The majority of students also noted they prefer faculty continue with some online instruction post pandemic.
The summer 2020 online cohort were equally or more likely to earn an A grade. The summer 2020 student cohort’s grades were compared to those of the summer 2019 cohort, who had received face-to-face instruction for the same courses before the pandemic. Results demonstrated that in all but one of the 17 comparable courses, the summer 2020 online cohort were equally or more likely to earn an A grade than the summer 2019 cohort.
CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDING A SAFE AND CARING DENTAL HOME FOR ALL PEOPLE
CLASS OF 2021 provided nearly
$9 million worth of care during their clinical journey.
CLASS OF 2021 performed Each student completed an average of The class placed
10,778 operative procedures.
64 restorations and the highest number was 135.
2,719 fixed units with an average of 16 units and a high of 39.
CLASS OF 2021 delivered nearly
1,000 removable units with an average of 6 units and high of 12 units.
Highest number of implants placed:
WELCOMING BACK PATIENTS AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN HEALTH AND SAFETY Successfully implemented virtual telehealth screenings for prospective new patients to provide flexibility and convenience. Patient education health and safety video showed patients new protocols and what to expect when coming back to clinics. 6,016 COVID-19 PCR test results scanned to patient charts and 991 BinaxNOW rapid tests performed as part of testing protocols before starting aerosol-generating procedures.
NEW OMFS SURGICENTER The Dugoni School is advancing the art and science of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine in dentistry. Phase 1 was completed on a safety-focused, modern perioperative SurgiCenter for deep sedation and general anesthesia care for oral surgery patients. New technology, anesthesiology and recovery equipment, supplies and systems of care are now in place thanks to the work of many team members.
18,948 total patients
80,651 patient visits
92% patient satisfaction rate
RESEARCH INSIGHTS SHIFTING FOCUS TO NEW PROJECTS AMID A PANDEMIC Faculty published
77articles in peer-reviewed journals which have already been cited
by external sources
461times (as of May 24, 2021).
OUR MOST HIGHLY CITED ARTICLES RELATED TO DENTISTRY: Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Education in the US (Iyer, Aziz, Ojcius) Has Zirconia Made a Material Difference in Implant Prosthodontics? (Sadowsky) Integration of Telemedicine into the Public Health Response to COVID-19 Must Include Dentists (Maret, Peters, Vaysse, Vigarios) RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS BY YEAR 80 70 60 50 40 30 20
NEW RESEARCH THEMES DURING THE PANDEMIC Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the research lab room on campus was closed for a significant portion of the year. An exception was made for research related to COVID-19. Several faculty and staff rose to the challenge and initiated new projects, sometimes with new techniques.
NOTABLE NEW PROJECTS ON COVID-19: Dr. Shika Gupta ’07 and Dr. Nilou Nadershahi ’91, collaborating with Fatemeh Khatami of Pacific’s Bioengineering Department, started a project to measure aerosol production under dental procedures such as crown prep and cavitron, using a handheld spectrometer that measures particles up to 10mm in size. Dr. Nejat Düzgünes˛ and Adria Frazier, in collaboration Dr. Der Thor and David Vang, collaborating with
with Utah State University, have found that an anti-
Mary Kay Camarillo of Pacific’s Environmental
inflammatory liposomal formulation inhibits the
Engineering department, are testing wastewater in
replication of SARS-CoV-2 by 90% in a cell culture
two separate areas from the San Francisco campus
system. The goal now is to initiate Phase I clinical
building for the presence of the coronavirus. Results
trials of the formulation.
from the wastewater tests are compared with results from PCR and rapid-antigen testing, to determine if wastewater tests can be used as an early warning system for outbreaks.
Dr. Cassio Silva and Harmony Dakafay are studying the effects of smoking on the ability of the coronavirus to infect oral epithelial cells, and the ability of the coronavirus infection to stimulate an inflammatory response from the oral cells. Preliminary results show that oral cells express the same receptors used by the coronavirus to infect lung epithelial cells, and that smoking enhances the infection of oral cells by a pseudo-coronavirus. The results suggest that smoking is a risk factor for developing COVID-19 via infection of the oral cavity.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH TAKES NEW FORMS SERVING THE PUBLIC THROUGH VIRTUAL OUTREACH, VACCINE CLINICS AND CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS
In-person outreach events were limited due to the cancellation of health fairs and community events because of the pandemic. However, the Dugoni School family found ways to connect with the public through virtual outreach and community messaging. Leaders of the Dugoni School's American Student Dental Association chapter organized a virtual dental health education event for children in August 2020. Students provided oral hygiene education to nearly 60 elementary school children and their families through Zoom. DRIVE-THROUGH OUTREACH
Dental Hygiene students volunteered with the Delta Pacific component of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association to deliver screenings, fluoride and nutritional counseling to children and families in Modesto during a public drivethrough event.
The Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE) program took part in the 25th Annual Chinatown Community Health Fair, held virtually. Volunteers facilitated an online workshop on children’s oral health with an opportunity to “Ask the Doctor.” SCOPE also collaborated with Sonrisas Dental Health in San Mateo, providing Cantonese translation for its oral health Zoom presentations.
“COVID-19 and Your Health” virtual speaker series featured experts from the Dugoni School, School of Health Sciences and Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
Total Vaccinations Given by Us WHO WE VACCINATED STUDENTS 763 | 20%
EMPLOYEES 425 | 11%
total vaccination doses
NON-PACIFIC 2,565 | 68%
DUGONI SCHOOL STEPS UP TO VACCINATE THE COMMUNITY With COVID-19 vaccine doses provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the school hosted a total of 21 vaccination clinics between January and June 2021. The clinics served San Francisco campus students and employees; health care workers, firefighters and other essential employees; older adults; and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Many of our alumni also stepped up to serve as vaccinators. Thank you to our volunteers for delivering 3,753 vaccination doses to help combat the pandemic!
LAUNCH OF “DENTAL CARE IS ESSENTIAL CARE” MEDIA CAMPAIGN The Dugoni School took an active role in educating the public about the importance of oral health care, especially for those who may have put off appointments and procedures because of the pandemic. Through public transit ads, TV interviews, social media and other media outreach, the school emphasized that “Dental Care is Essential Care” to encourage people to get back on track with their dental routine. Messaging also highlighted the connection between oral health and overall health.
STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS ADAPTED TO THE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS THAT LIMITED MANY ON-CAMPUS EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES BY WORKING TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION 123 VIRTUAL EVENTS INCLUDED ASDA’s “Chew on This” series and Trivia Nights for a Cause
American Association of Women Dentists Panels
California Dental Association Student Networking Event ADEA’s Why I Teach, First Year First Aid
Cases That Haunt Us
AGD’s The Real World: Life After Dental School Associated Student Body Club Fair and Leadership Development Program Student National Dental Association Yoga Event Hispanic Student Dental Association – Comunicación
Creative Writing Workshop and Cooking Demo Student Community Outreach for Public Education
American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry Center for Success – How to Find a Job in Today’s Market
STUDENT LEADER SPOTLIGHTS
CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSITY The Office of Student Services and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee hosted more than
virtual events and forums. Activities highlighted Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Pride Month, Women’s History Month, Filipino American History Month, Indigenous People’s Day, Nowruz and Ramadan.
The Hispanic Dental Student Association (HSDA) and Student National Dental Association (SNDA) student groups were reestablished and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance group was created. Students created colorful cultural displays on the first floor during Diwali, Nowruz, Ramadan and other observances.
Dr. Laura Ye ’21 – Dr. Henry A. Sutro Oral Rehabilitation Award Dr. Steven Leung ’21 – Thomas R. Bales Family Endowment “Good Samaritan Award” Dr. Anthoula Vlachos ’21 – Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards – Outstanding Graduate Student Leader Award Dr. Kenji O’Brien ’21 – Outstanding Student Leader from American College of Dentists—Northern California Section Dr. Teri Mitchell ’21 – National Dental Association President’s Gala Scholarship Equity Essay Competition Winner Winna Pham, Class of 2022 – University of the Pacific 2021 Student Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Joshua Goldfaden, Class of 2023 – January 2020 California Dental Association Student Spotlight FIRST-GENERATION AND BIPOC MENTORSHIP Through the leadership, inspiration and motivation of Winna Pham, Class of 2022, and Helina Ayalew, Class of 2022, the Office of Student Services guided development of a mentorship program for first-generation college and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students. Following an application and interview process, approximately 15 students were paired with faculty members. The purpose of this program is to provide support beyond academics, the clinic and classroom.
American Student Dental Association
American Student Dental Association Chapter — Pacific Tiger Award
VIRTUAL “DUGONI DISCOVERY DAY” Current students and alumni panelists shared their experiences with hundreds of attendees interested in joining the Dugoni School family during the admissions open house in April. American Dental Education Association Chapter — Gold Chapter Level Award and Growth Award from the ADEA Council of Students Residents and Fellows
FACULTY AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT A FEW OF THE DUGONI SCHOOL FAMILY MEMBERS DEMONSTRATING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO OTHERS
Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi ’94 Dean Chair-Elect of the American Dental Education Association Board of Directors
Dr. Steven J. Sadowsky Professor American College of Prosthodontists 2021 Distinguished Service Award
Fayyaz Ibrahim Clinic Operations Manager Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Elisa Chavez Professor CDA Foundation Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award
Dr. Carsen Bentley ’11 Professor American Dental Association 10 Under 10 Award
Dr. Alan H. Gluskin ’72 Professor President of American Association of Endodontists
Janelle Palomares Student Life & Involvement Senior Advisor Podesto Award for Excellence in Student Life, Mentoring and Counseling at the Faith Davies All-University Leadership Awards Ceremony
Dr. Allen Wong ’86 Professor President of American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Darren Cox Professor Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Ned Nix ’95 Associate Professor Elected Regent, Regency 7, for the American College of Dentists
Eve Cuny Professor Outstanding Faculty Member by American College of Dentists Northern California Section
Dr. Jonas Bianchi Professor 2021 American Association of Orthodontists Full-time Faculty Fellowship Award
ALUMNI SUPPORT AND ENGAGEMENT CONNECTING WITH ALUMNI TOOK NEW FORMS DURING THE YEAR, REFLECTING THE ONGOING COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING ALUMNI AT ALL STAGES OF THEIR PROFESSIONAL LIVES
The 122nd Annual Alumni Meeting was held virtually in March 2021, attracting more than
DIGITAL VS TRADITIONAL It’s New, but is it Better?
1,500 pre-registered alumni and other guests who participated in CE courses, panel of experts, class reunions, Brucia Loyalty Society Reception, Legacy Ball and the Virtual Recognition Program dedicated to the late Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni ’48. No Zoom burnout for our alums, as 50% of the usual in-person attendees logged into lectures at the virtual meeting.
Alumni Association’s Medallion of Distinction awarded to Dr. John Feaster ’74A and Assistant VP of IT Raybel Ramos.
Regional alumni mixers held on Zoom
to provide new opportunities to connect.
The Alumni Association’s new partnership
Dr. Richard F. Creaghe ’86
with SoFi offers financial well-being
named president of the Alumni
benefits for graduates to help refinance
Association Board of Directors.
student loans, manage finances, access financial planning resources and more.
living alumni are part of the Dugoni School alumni network!
18,231 Contact Point magazines were sent to the alumni family and friends, including a special issue dedicated to the life and legacy of the late Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni ’48.
Delivered communications to alumni through NewsFlash e-newsletters, social media and dean’s updates providing helpful resources for dental
practices during COVID-19.
connect job seekers with employers.
jobs posted to alumni website to help
FOR DENTAL PROFESSIONALS The Division of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) pivoted during the pandemic and offered webinars attended by
22 live, interactive
1,068 participants via Zoom and Webex.
of the CDE webinars featured new presenters hailing from
New York, Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, California, Indiana and British Columbia.
in-house CE programs were hosted for faculty and staff with
BUILDING RESOURCES THROUGH PHILANTHROPY The Dugoni School Foundation Endowment totaled approximately
$87M through April 30, 2021.
$61.7M has been raised to date toward the Dugoni School’s $65M campaign goal. $5M was raised from 737 donors in fiscal year 2021. In-kind gifts to support the school totaled $2.8M including contributions from Bien Air valued at $1.7M:
387 MX2 micromotor systems, 180 touchpads and handpieces for student use in the Simulation Lab. ▲
▲ The Faces of Change Student Endowment, initiated by leaders of the Classes of 2019 and
2021, aims to offer scholarship support for Black and Indigenous students who apply to the school’s
The Dugoni School Annual Fund allowed for
DDS, IDS and Dental Hygiene programs.
air filtration solutions, purifiers and COVID-19
To date, from
testing measures to keep students, faculty and staff safe. The Annual Fund also enabled has been raised
with new technology, advanced training and
donors for Faces of Change.
The Art Dugoni Scholar Endowment totals
students to continue refining their hand skills tools to take home during the pandemic.
donors to date.
R EV EN U E
Net Tuition 61,467,840
Student Fees 2,767,854
Gift & Endowments 1,755,031
Dental Clinics 12,327,037
FY21 B U D G E T S U M M A R Y
Grant Funding 516,960 Auxilliary & Other Income 304,588 TOTAL REVENUE
EXP EN S ES
INSTRUCTIONAL – DENTAL CLINIC OPERATIONS
Student Aid – Gifts & Endowment Funded
TOTAL ACADEMIC EXPENSES
General Institutional – IT, Business Office, HR, Public Safety, Risk Mgmt, Development, Marketing
Physical Plant – Building Operations
Student Services – Admissions & Financial Aid
Debt Service – Building & Other
University Administration Fee
TOTAL CENTRAL SUPPORT EXPENSES
WELCOMING THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE DUGONI SCHOOL FAMILY DDS CLASS 2024
DAT academic average
50% male 50% female
144 total class
REPRESENTED Armenia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan,
INCOMING RESIDENTS Russia and South Korea
INTERNATIONAL DENTAL STUDIES 2023
27 total class 11 male
11 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED: Armenia, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea