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State's top awards in dental hygiene go to UTSD Houston

Our dental hygiene students and faculty again swept top awards at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association’s conference, bringing home awards for most outstanding student, outstanding educator and more.

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About Our School

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 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.

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Patients


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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Students


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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Research


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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February 13, 2018
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UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston’s dental hygiene students and faculty again swept top awards at the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 2018 conference in Frisco.

 

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World-Class Facilities

305,000

Square feet of clinical simulation
& learning space

20,000

Square feet of lab & research space

14,000

Square feet of conference
& meeting space

Accolades

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January 25, 2018

The American Dental Association has appointed Ralph A. Cooley, DDS, to its National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.