With less than 5% of the world's population having access to basic or primary dental care, the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco is seeking to elevate education, access to dental care and health care standards. The school is increasingly developing links and exchange programs with schools in the Middle East, Japan, China and other regions of the world.
Last month, a team from the university judged research presented by students at the second annual International Dental Student Conference at Pharos University (PUA) in Alexandria, Egypt. Dugoni faculty members also spoke about how globalization strengthens benefits in dental education. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., D.D.S., Dean of Pacific Dugoni, and faculty members Paymon Bahrami, D.D.S., and Eugene LaBarre, D.D.S., M.S., were the featured speakers on this topic.
To learn more about some of ways that Pacific Dugoni is developing global partnerships, visit the
Global Initiatives in Dental Education web page