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The Urgent Care Clinic has reopened (by appointment only), effective Tuesday, Aug. 23.

School of Dentistry Building Members of the Dental Class of 2026 gather for a group photo on the front steps of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Photo by Brian Schnupp. Many Faces. One Mission. Members of the Dental Hygiene Class of 2024 gather for a group photo on the front steps of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

DDS Class of 2026 recognized at Horwitz Lecture & Luncheon

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 106 students from the Dental Class of 2026 to the profession at The W. Kenneth Horwitz Professionalism and Ethics Lecture and Luncheon.

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DH Class of 2024 recognized with white coat ceremony

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 36 students from the Dental Hygiene Class of 2024 to the dental profession during a special white coat ceremony Aug. 12.

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School of Dentistry

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

The School of Dentistry offers 11 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and advanced education programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics, plus dual-degree programs in partnership with the UTHealth School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and a joint certificate program with MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Preceptor programs are also available.

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Known by several names throughout its history, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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.

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Students


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

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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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.


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Dental hygiene, DDS graduate gives back to faculty from both programs

September 29, 2022
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With an already-established endowment to support junior dental hygiene, Vinh “Danny” Nguyen DDS ’08, RDH, and his wife, Kristy, have created the Kristy and Vinh “Danny” Nguyen RDH, DDS, Family Endowed Fund in General Dentistry to support UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry faculty in general and restorative dentistry.

 

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September 01, 2022

Eleven faculty members at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry have been recognized with promotions and/or awards of tenure, effective Sept. 1.