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UTSD manager wins UTHealth President's Award for Leadership

Educational Support Services Manager Jonathan Green of UTHealth School of Dentistry has won the President’s Award for Leadership in the Classified Staff Category. Green and three other winners — Alisa Sanders, RN, and Bassel Choucair, both of McGovern Medical School, and Susan Tortolero Emery, PhD, of UTHealth School of Public Health — were honored at UTHealth’s 2016 STAR Awards celebration.

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President Obama honors UTHealth bioinformatics researcher

President Obama has honored Muhammad F. Walji, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  


About Our School

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry (UTSD) at Houston has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate generalists and specialists. The school joined UT System in 1943 and became part of UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in 1972. UTHealth is the most comprehensive academic health university in Texas, uniting schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

Currently, the School of Dentistry offers 10 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and six specialty programs, including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and prosthodontics. The school's oral and maxillofacial surgery program offers two tracks: a certificate-only program, and one leading to both a certificate and an MD degree from UTHealth Medical School.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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April 19, 2016
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"Dental Day" for the Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club was a special event thanks to members of Students United with America’s ToothFairy and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship...


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Featured Events

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    Meditation Fridays:
    Transcend Your Troubles

    End the week with a clear mind. Free meditation session led by a mind-body intervention specialist sponsored by the UTHealth School of Dentistry Wellness Group. The Ahn Classroom, SOD 4322.

    April 29, 2016

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    Commencement Ceremony
    Moves to New Venue

    Commencement festivities for 2016 will be held in the George R. Brown Convention Center General Assembly Theater, Level 3. Ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

    May 22, 2016

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    Adhesive Dentistry
    Maximizing Placement of
    Anterior & Posterior Composites

    RESCHEDULED: The April 30 course has been rescheduled for May 14 because of the forecast for heavy rain and potential flooding. Presented by Dr. Marc Geissberger. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 4320.
    May 14, 2016

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    UTSD Alumni Reception
    at 2016 Texas Meeting

    Going to the 2016 Texas Meeting? Don’t miss the UTSD Alumni Reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market St. Sponsored by the School of Dentistry and the UTSD Alumni Association.
    May 6, 2016