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September 2014

Upcoming Community Events


Pacific Dugoni’s Student Community Outreach for Public Education (SCOPE) volunteers will be attending the following community health events to provide oral health education and other services. Brush up on your oral health and stop by at one of these free community events!


San Mateo Senior Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, September 27

San Mateo Senior Center

2645 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo

Pacific Dugoni volunteers will provide free screenings for seniors and will share oral hygiene and preventative care tips. 

Southeast Community 7th Annual 

Family Health Fair

Saturday, October 4

Alex L. Pitcher Community Room

1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco 

Pacific Dugoni SCOPE volunteers will provide free dental screenings, oral hygiene instruction and dental education to children, adults, seniors and caregivers.


19th Annual Chinatown Community Health Fair

Saturday, October 11

Chinatown Community Health Center

855 Sacramento Street, San Francisco

Pacific Dugoni SCOPE volunteers will provide free dental screenings, fluoride varnish, oral hygiene instruction and dental education.

Patient Welcome Café Now Open


Patients and visitors can now enjoy light refreshments and coffee, which are available for purchase at the Welcome Café Cart on the second floor landing. As part of our Pacific Promise customer service initiative, we’re making our home comfortable and welcoming to our patients. We look forward to your visit!


Café Cart Hours:

Monday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic Supports Care for Underserved Kids

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More than 220 golfers teed up for a good cause at the Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic organized by the Dugoni School of Dentistry. The Sept. 8 event was held at the world-famous Olympic Club in San Francisco. The annual fundraiser supports the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, which helps provide oral healthcare for underserved children at the school’s pediatric clinic and orthodontic clinics. 

Read more about Kids in the Klinic >>

Learn more about pediatric care at Pacific Dugoni >>

View Golf Classic photos>>

Get a Grip on Teeth Grinding

Did you know that your dentist can help diagnose and treat teeth grinding and jaw clenching? According to the American Dental Association’s Mouth Healthy website, bruxism (the formal name for teeth grinding) is often linked to stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, abnormal bite or missing/crooked teeth. If you grind your teeth while sleeping or awake, you might experience headaches, jaw soreness or fractured teeth.


It’s time to get a grip on grinding! Talk with your dentist about your teeth grinding symptoms. Dentists may be able to provide a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep, and may have other suggestions for treatment. Learn more about bruxism here >> 


Check out Pacific Dugoni’s dental services to make an appointment>>

Pacific Dugoni Professor Studies the Genes Behind Cleft Lip and Palate


Dr. Marie Tolarova, professor of Orthodontics at Pacific Dugoni, has devoted her career to studying the genetic causes of cleft lip and palate, one of the most common types of birth defects in the United States. 

Thanks to her work, Pacific Dugoni’s orthodontic program is the only one in the country in which residents can participate in surgical cleft medical missions to developing countries. Over the past 13 years, Pacific faculty and orthodontic residents have gone on 81 Rotoplast cleft missions to 20 different countries. Dr. Tolarova estimates the value of professional services donated on these trips amounts to more than $2 million. 

Read more about Dr. Tolarova’s life-long passion to save the smiles of children around the world >> 

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street | San Francisco, CA 94103
Dental Clinics Phone 415.929.6501 | Main Phone 415.929.6400 | 

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