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Team Sara Greene went 4-0, beating all comers in the round robin format to win the 2019 Dugoni Softball Tournament! In the last game, they beat a game Team Sean Metter Staff who went into the final matchup 2-1 with a chance to take home the title. Team Matt Yuen beat Team Brock Davidson to claim the best team in the Class of 2019. Team Connor Francis represented the Class of 2021 competitively while only fielding 8 players. Sara’s team was a talented mix of '20 and '21, kudos.

Special shoutout to Donnie and Georgie Poe manning the BBQ with a virtuoso performance under incredible weather conditions in San Rafael!

Forty-eight students and eight faculty members travelled to Jamaica during the fall break in September for an oral health mission. The volunteers treated approximately 1,201 underserved patients in three clinics (Brompton, Belmont and Torrington). They also volunteered at a clinic their hotel designed to serve hotel employees. Most of the treatments involved fillings, cleanings, exams and extractions. In addition to the treatments, Dugoni School students and faculty visited local classrooms to provide oral health instruction to children.

Congratulations to our DDS Class of 2020, IDS Class of 2020 and Dental Hygiene Class of 2019 who marked the beginning of their clinical experience by receiving their white coats! Held at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, the annual ceremony was an opportunity for students to formally celebrate an important milestone and pledge to uphold professional integrity. After many months of practice and instruction with manikins in the school's Simulation Clinic, these students will now transition to caring for patients. Take a look at the photos ›

The week before summer break, the Dugoni School community participated in Spirit Week! Each day featured a different theme such as plaid day, twin day, floral day, class day and Dugoni Day. Students, staff and faculty who participated were given points that were tallied at the end of the week. The event was supported by the California Dental Association and daily prizes were given out to the best dressed in each class.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for winning Spirit Week! Individual winners from each class were Arielle Nagao ’17, Will Keeton ’18 and Ashley Koh ’19 and the raffle winner was Megan Fong ’19.

The Associated Student Body (ASB) and the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) recently hosted a successful Crawfish Boil. More than 200 students, faculty, staff and family showed up for this annual Dugoni School tradition, where crawfish is prepared in the traditional Louisiana style with Cajun spices along with sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes, zucchini and onions. This free event is made possible by the generous donation of alumnus Dr. Jason Larkin ’01, Ortho ’03. Student volunteers cleaned and cooked the crawfish with the help of Chuck Frye, who has been a major part of the Crawfish Boil for the past 15 years. The food was put inside of kiddie pools and served on the table for everyone to enjoy! It was a fun event for the Dugoni School family to mingle and for some to enjoy crawfish for the first time.

Many thanks to Sarah Mathai, ASB Rep at Large, for coordinating this successful event!

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Chapter at the Dugoni School of Dentistry recently hosted a successful vendor fair and fundraiser. This year 17 vendors attended the fair to network with the 200 DDS, IDS and Dental Hygiene students that attended. Students got the chance to learn more about the wide array of products, technology and services available in the dental field while enjoying drinks, appetizers and socializing. Raffle prizes included gift cards, electric toothbrushes and Crest HD toothpaste. The event helps fund some of the ASDA chapter activities throughout the year. Special thanks to the many companies that participated!

As the winter quarter comes to an end, students are busy burying themselves in books as they study for exam week. Our chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) decided to host a "puppy playdate” day as a way to help students de-stress. Family Dog Rescue brought the puppies, which were all eligible for adoption. It was smiles all around as students got some much-needed stress relief petting some adorable puppies. Some may have even walked away with a new furry family member!

Minahil Khan, DDS 2018 and organizer of the event, was pleased with the turnout for the event. “Our puppy adoption event was meant to bring students, staff, and faculty together to socialize and de-stress before finals and the event had a great turnout! The area was filled with love and happiness as people played with the puppies and we hope to make this a regular event at our school.”

Each year our second-year DDS and IDS students organize an “Over the Hump” party to celebrate the completion of the first half of our dental program. This year the Class of 2018 students hosted a successful “Night at the Oscars” themed celebration at the Grand Hyatt in Union Square on Feb. 25. Open to all students, faculty and staff, the night featured food, dancing and awards.

The Thomas R. Bales Family Endowment Good Samaritan Award is announced during this annual celebration. The award recognizes the student who shows the most kindness to their classmates throughout the first half of the program. This year’s winner was Katherine Diep.

Congrats to the Class of 2018 on making it over the hump!

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Take a look at some class video showcased as part of the festivities:

 

The Class of 2017 recently gathered during the weekend of Feb. 3-5 for a class retreat on California’s Monterey Peninsula. The retreat is one of the last group gatherings for the third-year class as they finish up the last half of their academic year in preparation for graduation in June. The annual school tradition featured karaoke, a neon themed prom and a vendor fair. It also brought together the five-year and 20-year reunion classes at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. The event allows students to continue to develop strong ties with each other and meet with members of the Alumni Association.

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