School of Dentistry Building UTHealth Houston Giving Day is April 4Thank you for making Giving Day a success Many Faces. One Mission. The Dental Class of 1973 celebrated their 50-year reunion in partnership with UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry and the PACE Center. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

Thank you for making Giving Day a success

Because of you, UTHealth Houston Giving Day was a hit this year! A total of 529 of the many many faces of UTHealth Houston contributed $125,751 to key initiatives. This outpouring of generosity will support vital research, education, and outreach efforts.

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DDS Class of 1973 celebrates 50-year reunion

The UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Dental Class of 1973 celebrated their 50-year reunion in April. In partnership with the PACE Center, activities included a tour of the dental school, conversations with current faculty and students, an evening happy hour and tickets to the Houston Astros Lone Star Showdown against the Texas Rangers, and brunch at Brennan’s.

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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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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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March 16, 2023

An immunofluoresence micrograph image captured by Assistant Professor Danielle Wu, PhD, of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry was named the Journal of Dental Research 2022 Cover of the Year, the International Association for Dental Research and American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research announced.