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2016 Student Table Clinics

The Houston Section, American Association for Dental Research has awarded cash prizes to 20 winners.

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Brush-a-Thon kids steal the show

Adults cheered as Yellowstone Academy students brushed their teeth for a full two minutes when UTHealth, Oral Health America and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston celebrated their partnership.


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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January 29, 2016
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Winners of the 2016 Student Table Clinic presentations at UTHealth School of Dentistry have been announced, and the Houston Section of the American Association for Dental Research...


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Featured Events

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    ADEAGies Foundation
    Academic Career Day

    Information for students considering academic careers. Also, UTSD will launch the new Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cooley Conference Center.

    Feb. 16, 2016

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    Weight Watchers at Work

    Membership in Weight Watchers at Work is open to all UTHealth and MD Anderson employees and students. Meetings are held Thursdays from 12 to 12:45 p.m. in Room 5320, School of Dentistry. Bring your lunch!

    Feb. 4, 2016

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    The 8th Annual Nabers
    Lecture in Periodontics

    Dr. Brian Mealey will present “The Oral Systemic Connection in Daily Dental Practice: What Are You Telling Your Patients?” Pre-register by Feb. 19. Free for UTSD faculty and students.

    Feb. 28, 2016

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    SciVal Funding and Experts
    Training Presentation

    UTHealth Vice President Eric Solberg will present this program for faculty, graduate students, junior researchers and others. Feel free to bring your lunch. Noon, Room 5320, School of Dentistry.

    Feb. 5, 2016