Contact the Pacific Center for Special Care

Pacific Center for Special Care
University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dr. Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA is director for the Pacific Center for Special Care, serves as the dental school's director of community oral health and is a professor in the Department of Dental Practice.  He is a nationally recognized expert in oral health care for people with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions and other vulnerable populations. Dr. Glassman is a former president of the Special Care Dentistry Association, an international organization dedicated to improving the oral health of people with special needs. He has participated on many national commissions and contributed to formulating oral health policy including his service on the Institute of Medicine's committee on Oral Health Access to Care.

Chaula Patel, Program Manager


A foreign-trained dentist with five years of direct patient care experience and has a master's degree in healthcare management, Chaula has extensive experience in project and grant management, strategic planning and implementation, clinical workflows, and community health education.