Kahler Slater and partner Gould Evans Baum Thornley partnered with the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to provide an updated program for their dental school. The Dugoni School of Dentistry is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier institutions in dental education and enrolls approximately 500 students annually. The study assessed the comprehensive requirements for a new 200,000 – 220,000 square foot facility to support both the current and projected clinical and research operations of the school.
As part of the programming study, the school sought to re-examine past and current standards and models for dental education and develop new standards and models that will allow it to occupy the leading edge of dental education and research – all while allowing flexibility for future changes in the profession. The program included team-based general practice clinics, research labs, simulation lab, classrooms, lecture hall, problem based learning rooms, an executive seminar room, meeting rooms, offices, administrative work stations, faculty, staff and student lounges, a cafeteria and a school store.
““Kahler Slater’s knowledge of dental education and clinical environments will be invaluable as we take the next steps in planning the future needs of our school. We are thrilled to be working with them as we design facilities that allow us to stay on the forefront of dental education and continue our legacy of success.” Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, DDS Dean, Dugoni School of Dentistry”