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Student News from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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Submitted by University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

 Alumni Host Dinner to Welcome New Students 

Alumni from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently hosted the annual Cioppino Dinner to welcome the D.D.S. Class of 2014, the IDS Class of 2013, and the Dental Hygiene Class of 2012. Cioppino is a seafood stew the alumni prepare each year to welcome the new students. The dinner gives the students a chance to interact with new classmates, alumni, faculty, and administrators. The first Cioppino Dinner took place in 1988 and has become a unique tradition at the school. "We have a great time putting this event on for the new students," said Dr. Paul Senise '65, one of the Cioppino Dinner event organizers and chefs. "In our minds, we are welcoming them to the Dugoni family through this event, and we wish them great success in their time here."

 Dental Education at the Ballpark 

Staff and faculty from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently visited the San Francisco Giants’ Community Clubhouse to raise awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. Volunteers distributed information, gave away toothbrushes and toothpaste, and invited kids to play their “Tooth Wisdom” educational game. Dugoni’s Kids in the Klinic, which supports dental care for socioeconomically disadvantaged children throughout northern California, was featured on the ballpark scoreboard. For more information about the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, its fundraising events, and its mission, please visit the endowment's website.

 Dugoni Hosts 3rd Annual ADEA/AAL CAAMP Program 

The ADEA/Academy for Academic Leadership Chairs and Academic Administrators Management (ADEA/AAL CAAMP) program was held at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry July 21-24, 2011. The event, designed to foster the leadership skills of faculty and administrators from health science schools, focused on academic management, building key relationships, and professional development. The ADEA/AAL CAAMP program was attended by 46 leaders from universities throughout the United States, Canada, and China. "This year's CAAMP event was a great opportunity for colleagues from various universities and disciplines, to come together and develop skills as educational leaders," said Dr. Nader Nadershahi, Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who was also an instructor for the event.

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