School of Dentistry Building UTHealth President Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD (left) presents an award to Mark Wong, DDS. Also pictured is Kevin Morano, PhD. Dr. Harry Joseph (left) shakes hands with his mentor in the fellowship program, Dr. C.D. Johnson.

President's Scholar Award honors Wong for clinical excellence

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Chair and Professor Mark E. Wong, DDS, is among four winners of President's Scholar Awards for 2018. At the awards ceremony in January, Wong was described as "an innovator, a creator of unique clinical programs, a model of compassionate care ... and recognized by his peers both at home and on the international stage."

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Fellowship program lets dental practitioners explore academic careers

After a successful debut in 2018, UTHealth School of Dentistry's Academic Health Careers Fellowship Program will return in the spring to offer health care practitioners a close-up look at life as educators. 

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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

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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.


News and Media


January 16, 2019
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The PACE Center's Practice Consulting Team has new leadership and seven seasoned dental professionals eager to help dental and dental hygiene students transition safely into the "real" world.





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December 14, 2018

Zahra Meykadeh, a fourth-year dental student at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, was one of 34 students chosen to receive a 2018 Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Dental Student Scholarship of $5,000.