University of the Pacific opened the doors of the new Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry on March 7, 2014. The university dedicated its new San Francisco campus, marking completion of 2 years of extensive renovations to the seven-story, 395,000-square-foot campus, which will now serve as a state-of-the-art teaching and patient-care facility.

The new facility will welcome dental students, faculty, and patients when the new academic year of classes starts in July. All existing public dental clinic services will continue to be held at the school’s existing campus in Pacific Heights until July, when dental clinics relocate to the new SoMA location.

“With the opening of this stunning new facility, we establish ourselves as a true three-city university and make even more of Pacific’s outstanding academic programs available to many more students from throughout the region, state and world,” said University President Pamela A. Eibeck.

“This new campus and its superb facilities are a fitting home for the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,” said Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr, dean of the school. “The modern clinics, classrooms, and labs will allow us to continue to offer our innovative curriculum and prepare our graduates for the way dentistry is practiced in the 21st century.”

The new building contains flexible classrooms, a state-of-the-art dental Simulation Laboratory, general and specialty dental clinics for children and adults of all ages, research labs, and support spaces. The location offers close proximity to public transportation, including a nearby BART/Muni station, for students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors. The new location will allow the dental school to have a wider reach in the San Francisco Bay Area, and clinics will serve approximately 10,000 patients each year. The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has nearly 1,000 dental students, faculty, and staff.