School of Dentistry Building In their new white coats, dental hygiene students turn to face an admiring audience. Two representatives of KKU and two from UTHealth sign documents in a KKU conference room.

Meet the inventors:  Drs. Mukherji, Cooley team up to create 'Airway Armor'

Sitting in a hospital waiting room as her father had knee surgery, Dr. Gargi Mukherji drew sketches of a safety device she imagined might solve a known problem in dentistry:  how to keep small objects from falling down a patient’s throat. With input from her colleague and mentor, Dr. Ralph Cooley, that idea has become a reality.

 Read more ...

UTHealth Houston, Khon Kaen University agree to cultural, scientific exchange

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Khon Kaen University of Khon Kaen, Thailand have agreed to establish a program of exchange and collaboration in areas of interest and benefit to both institutions. University representatives signed a memorandum of understanding in July.

Read more ...

UTSD Houston

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has graduated nearly 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate generalists and specialists. The school is part of UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), joining schools of medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

The School of Dentistry offers 10 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two general residency programs and six specialty programs, including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics, plus dual-degree programs in partnership with the School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School. Preceptor programs are also available.

Historical Highlights

Patients icon


Our dental school has served Southeast Texas since 1905, providing a broad range of services, from fillings to reconstructive surgery. Patients are cared for by students and residents under faculty supervision.

Students icon


Each year, we enroll 100 DDS and 40 dental hygiene students. UTSD students gain clinical skills at on-site clinics, hospitals, and through community outreach projects. Advanced and continuing education programs are offered as well.

Research icon


UTSD excels in several areas of research, including the biomedical and clinical sciences, education, dental informatics, and much more. Our research programs benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and world-renowned faculty.


News and Media


September 19, 2018
Feature Image

A collaboration between researchers at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine has led to a study published in the journal Science. 




World-Class Facilities


Square feet of clinical simulation
& learning space


Square feet of lab & research space


Square feet of conference
& meeting space



Feature Image
July 27, 2018

Among the winners of the Academy of Sports Dentistry’s 2018 Annual Abstract Competition were two dental students from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.