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2015 White Coat Ceremony

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston hosted white coat ceremonies for 40 new dental hygiene students Aug. 7 and 101 new dental students Aug. 8.


New Confocal Microscope Aids Research at UTSD

A new confocal microscope system at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is advancing biological imaging by allowing researchers to examine even thick-tissue specimens in a quick and cost-effective way.


About Our School

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry (UTSD) at Houston has graduated more than 11,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate 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 also offers two oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate programs, including one leading to an MD degree at UT Medical School at Houston.

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Our dental school has been serving the community of Houston, TX since 1905. We provide a broad range of services from tooth filings to reconstructive surgery. Our patients are cared for by students, residents, and experienced faculty members.

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

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UTSD excels in several research areas including biomarker discovery, oral carcinogenesis, molecular imaging of cancer, and much more. Each of our research programs is home to state-of-the-art equipment and world-renowned faculty.


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August 18, 2015
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White Coat Ceremonies Welcome New DDS, DH Students


World Class Facilities


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Featured Events

Continuing Education

  • cruise ship

    CDE Course for Dental Hygienists and Assistants

    A Bonus for You!
    Join your fellow dental hygienists and assistants as we set sail from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico for four fun-filled days aboard the Carnival Elation.
    Oct. 8-12, 2015

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    4th Annual Generations
    Dental Conference &
    UTSD Alumni Roundup

    Session includes Restorative Materials Update 2015, Autoimmune Diseases: Systemic and Oral Health, & Pharmacologic Treatment Considerations, and Exploring the Emerging Science.
    Sept. 18, 2015

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    Combination Inhalation-Exteral (Oral) Minimal Sedation
    (Level 1) Permit

    An Interactive Web Course

    Taught By
    David M. Grogan, DDS, MS
    Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
    Ernest B. Luce, DDS
    Ernest E. Valdez, DDS

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    Renewal Course for Minimal Sedation (Level 1) Permit

    An Interactive Web Course

    Taught by
    Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
    Ernest B. Luce, DDS