Arthur Dugoni, D.D.S., M.S.D. (Emeritus Member)
Arthur A. Dugoni, D.D.S., M.S.D., was dean emeritus and professor of orthodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He was dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific from 1978 to 2006. He was past president of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American Board of Orthodontics, and the American Dental Association Foundation.
Dr. Dugoni received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Dental Association and American Dental Education Association; Pierre Fauchard Academy Gold Medal; Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from University of Detroit – Mercy and University of Louisville; and Honorary Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center. He was one of only thirty living member dentists throughout the world who have been elected to the List of Honour, the highest award the World Dental Federation (FDI) can bestow.
In 2004, University of the Pacific bestowed the unusual honor of renaming its School of Dentistry after Arthur A. Dugoni. In 2008, Dr. Dugoni received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2009, the American Dental Education Association, Gies Foundation, presented the William J. Gies Award to Dr. Dugoni for Outstanding Achievement, in support of global oral health and oral health education. The American Dental Association awarded Dr. Dugoni with Presidential Citations for outstanding contributions in 1989, 2008, 2009, and 2010.