Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Phone: (415) 929-6400

Dean: Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is a fully-accredited professional school that offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. The 36-month program prepares graduates to provide quality dental care and to supplement and adapt their knowledge and skills throughout their professional lives. The school prides itself on producing competent beginning general dentists in a humanistic environment who have a reputation for high standards of clinical excellence and are active and successful members of the profession. The school’s vision is to lead the improvement of health and wellness through innovation in programs, partnerships, and people, and is supported in this endeavor by its commitments to courage, empowerment, excellence, innovation, integrity, and leadership.  

The dental program, located on the downtown San Francisco campus, includes biomedical and behavioral science, laboratory, preclinical, and clinical instruction as well as research and community service opportunities. The school also has a teaching clinic in Union City and several affiliations with extramural clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.   

In addition to the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, the School of Dentistry has postdoctoral residency programs in orthodontics and endodontology that lead to a certificate and the degree of Master of Science in Dentistry; an International Dental Studies program which grants a DDS degree after two years of training to individuals who have graduated from a foreign dental school; a baccalaureate program in dental hygiene offered in conjunction with the College of the Pacific; and a postdoctoral residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in Union City that leads to a certificate.

The School of Dentistry is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and its educational programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.