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The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is the dental school of University of the Pacific. It is located in the South of Market, San Francisco (SOMA) neighborhood, in the U.S. state of California.Three Year CurriculumThe school is currently the only remaining institution in the United States accredited to teach an accelerated three-year program leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Students complete a full curriculum of pre-clinical and basic sciences classes in their first year of dental school, as opposed to years one and two at other universities. Despite the accelerated curriculum, students at the school experience a number of hours of clinical education well above the national average for students studying in traditional four (4) year curricula.Academic Programs3-year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program2-year International Dental Studies Program27-month Orthodontics Residency Program48-month Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program27-month Endodontic Residency ProgramAdmissionsThe average class size at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is about 140 students.HistoryThe school was founded in 1896 as the College of Physicians and Surgeons with programs in dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy. In 1918, the college focused its education program solely on dentistry but retained its name as the College of Physicians and Surgeons until it was incorporated into the University of the Pacific. In 2004 the school was named in honor of Arthur A. Dugoni, a former president of the American Dental Association, who served 28 years as dean.