University of the Pacific

 

Event Title

The Slings and Arrows of Cutting Edge Technology and Research -- A Case Study of Invisalign

Streaming Media

Location

Biology Building, Room 101

Start Date

1-11-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

1-11-2014 7:00 PM

Description

Two young Stanford Business School entrepreneurs met with the Administration of the then University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, now Dugoni School of Dentistry, in the late 1990's to discuss a revolutionary concept - "invisible braces". Invisalign was approved in 1998 by the FDA with research support from our dental school. Along the way, many "slings and arrows" were felt by the administration. This talk will focus on the challenges faced by academic institutions and their leaders as they collaborate with industry on cutting edge technology and patient care within a healthcare profession. The head of the administration at the time, Dean Emeritus Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, will give a first-hand account of this event that changed the practice of orthodontics internationally.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Arthur Dugoni is the Dean Emeritus of the University of the Pa­cific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and professor of orthodon­tics. A leader in the dental profession for more than 50 years at the local, state, national, and international levels, Dr. Dugoni sets an example of involvement and enthusiasm for the profession and its future. During his tenure as ADA President and Councilor of the Federation Dentaire International (FDI), Dr. Dugoni traveled throughout the world promoting the benefits of dental health, the brilliant future of the dental profession, and the need to maintain the highest standards of excellence within the arena of dental education and the future of dentistry both in the United States and abroad. From 2003-2010, he was president of the ADA Foundation and led a campaign to raise $1 bil­lion to enhance the excellence of dental education.

Dr. Craig Yarborough is the Associate Dean for Institutional Advance­ment at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and Direc­tor of Engagement for University of the Pacific. He earned his bachelor's degree from Pacific's Stockton campus in 1977, his DDS degree from the Dental School in 1980 and his MBA from the Eberhardt School of Business in 1999. After spending 13 years in private general practice in Lodi, California, Craig returned to his alma mater as a full-time faculty member/administrator in 1993. In addition to his administrator duties at the dental school, Craig has been an active member of organized dentistry serving in multiple leadership positions including the California Dental Association Presents Board of Managers, past chair of the American Dental Association Council on Annual Sessions, and a director on the CDA Foundation Board. Craig is a past president of the Dental School's Alumni Association and past Executive Director of the Pacific Dugoni Foundation, the Dental School's fundraising board.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Nov 1st, 6:00 PM Nov 1st, 7:00 PM

The Slings and Arrows of Cutting Edge Technology and Research -- A Case Study of Invisalign

Biology Building, Room 101

Two young Stanford Business School entrepreneurs met with the Administration of the then University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, now Dugoni School of Dentistry, in the late 1990's to discuss a revolutionary concept - "invisible braces". Invisalign was approved in 1998 by the FDA with research support from our dental school. Along the way, many "slings and arrows" were felt by the administration. This talk will focus on the challenges faced by academic institutions and their leaders as they collaborate with industry on cutting edge technology and patient care within a healthcare profession. The head of the administration at the time, Dean Emeritus Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, will give a first-hand account of this event that changed the practice of orthodontics internationally.