Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman

Director of Community Oral Health

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry

Professional Bio

Paul Glassman DDS, MA, MBA is currently Professor of Dental Practice and Director of Community Oral Health and Director of the Pacific Center for Special Care (PCSC) at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco (Pacific). He has been at Pacific for 20 years.

Dr. Glassman is Past President and Director of Advocacy and Policy for Special Care Dentistry, the largest national membership organization devoted to improving oral health for people with special needs. He has also held positions as the Counselor of the Postdoctoral General Dentistry Section of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and now serves as a Delegate to the ADEA House of Delegates from the Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs.


Dr. Glassman also direct the AGD residency, an 18 resident program located in 3 sites in Northern California which are connected by a videoconferencing network. This program is nationally recognized for its emphasis on preparing residents to care for people with complex medical, physical, and psychological conditions within a general dentistry practice.


Finally, Dr. Glassman has been PI or Co-PI on close to $15 million in grants and contracts over the last 20 years.  These projects have been devoted to developing innovative residency training models and community-based systems to improve oral health for people with special needs. Dr. Glassman is also Co-Director of the Statewide Taskforce on Oral Health for People with Special Needs with representation from over 80 government agencies and other advocacy groups.