Arthur Dugoni, longtime dean of Pacific’s dentistry school, dies at 95

Scott Linesburgh
| The Record

During his long career, including 28 years as dean, Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni helped University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry become one of the best in the nation.

Dugoni died Wednesday at his home in Palo Alto. He was 95. He is remembered as an energetic educator and fundraiser, whose motto was “at Pacific we grow people, and along the way they become doctors.”

The San Francisco-based school was named the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in his honor in August 2004, while he was still dean. He became the first and only person in the United States or Canada to have a dental school named in their honor while holding the position of dean.

Photos: Pacific dedicates new San Francisco campus, the home of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry  

“Art Dugoni was one of the most important leaders in the

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