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To our Dugoni School family,

I’m pleased to share with you a digital version of our Academic Year in Review, which highlights just some of our successes over the last academic year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019).

Please take a few moments to click through our report to find stories and key metrics on our academic programs, clinical services, research, community outreach and other areas. It’s a reminder of how much we accomplished this past year.

Read and/or download the report online ›

A dedicated web page on the school website also links to the publication.

Each of you played a role in our success over the past academic year, and your efforts will play an important role in our future. Thank you for all that you do. I look forward to another great year of working together, delivering on our purpose of helping people lead healthy lives.

Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD


I am pleased to share with you the 2016-2017 Academic Year in Review, a new report that covers just some of the successes and highlights of our last academic year (spanning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017).

The report highlights some of the many metrics we track as part of our school-wide outcomes measures. As you can see, we collectively make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people each year through our academic programs, clinical services, research, community outreach, and other areas.

Thank you for making our last academic year a success and for your ongoing efforts to help the Dugoni School thrive.

You can read the report electronically, or download a copy of it below.

Over the past month, the Pacific Dugoni family gathered together to celebrate an exciting milestone in our school’s history. But more importantly, you celebrated the bonds you have with your fellow classmates and colleagues. You remind me every day of how fortunate I am to call you my family.

Staff Photo
Dugoni staff exploring the new building.

More than 2,000 members of the Pacific Dugoni family visited San Francisco for Alumni Weekend and the dedication of our new building at 155 Fifth Street. It was amazing to see so many generations of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends exploring our new home. Your enthusiasm and energy put the finishing touches on the building and filled it with life.

Dedication - Students
Pacific Dugoni students get a preview of their simulation lab.

Having an extended family means that there’s a home for you wherever you travel. I had the opportunity to meet with more than 30 Pacific Dugoni alumni in Dallas, and I was touched to hear that they get together frequently to socialize and share what they are up to personally and professionally. They have built a community in their city and continue to live out Pacific Dugoni’s values of humanism, collaboration and respect.

Last month, more than 70 members of the Pacific Dugoni family gathered in San Antonio for the American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session. We hosted a dinner on the River Walk on the Sunday evening of the event, and invited our alumni who live in and around San Antonio. As a school family, we learn and work together. But we also have the chance to relax, gathering together over a table to share food and conversation.

Alumni Meeting
Alumni come together at the Annual Alumni Meeting.

One of my favorite philosophers, Marcus Aurelius, once said, “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” I know that transition can bring challenges and opportunities, whether it’s moving to a new school, graduating, starting out in a new program, finding mentors, developing a practice or just trying a new way of doing things. Fortunately, the Pacific Dugoni family is a strong support network that reaches far and wide. With all my heart, thank you for being a family that stays connected.

Alumni Luncheon