Masks continue to be strongly encouraged for everyone entering the School of Dentistry. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions …
The Urgent Care Clinic is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday (by appointment only).

School of Dentistry Building Drs. S. Jerry Long and Joe M. Piazza, DDS '79, co-directors of PACE Practice Consulting, pose for a picture. Many Faces. One Mission.

PACE Practice Consulting team mentors students, new alumni on critical business decisions

The PACE Center’s Practice Consulting team encourages students to turn practice management, ethics, and jurisprudence (law philosophy) lessons taught in the classroom into applicable skills they can use while job hunting, interviewing, practicing dentistry, or even owning their own practice.

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UTSD Houston

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 advanced education 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.

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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


May 24, 2021
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Overcoming insurmountable odds — from a historic winter freeze to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — the graduating Classes of 2021 from UTHealth School of Dentistry, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, and UTHealth School of Public Health walked across the commencement stage May 23 at Minute Maid Park.


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May 06, 2021

Margo Melchor, RDH, EdD, associate professor and director of community outreach at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, has been reappointed to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Gov. Greg Abbott announced May 6.