School of Dentistry Building A dental hygiene graduate's mortarboard cap is inscribed with A UTPD officer uses a computer in the renovated guardhouse on Cambridge Street

UTHealth Houston graduates 177 new dentists, dental hygienists, and specialists 

Brigadier General Shan Bagby, chief of the Army Dental Corps, delivers the keynote speech at UTHealth School of Dentistry's 114th graduation convocation ceremony May 17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.  

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Old guardhouse has new role as UTPD workstation

The University of Texas Police Department at Houston has converted an aging guardhouse on Cambridge Street near the School of Dentistry into a comfortable place for officers to complete reports, which has the added benefit of increasing the department’s police presence in the area.

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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.


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May 15, 2019
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After a recent investment of nearly $1 million for the latest digital technology, UTHealth School of Dentistry invites alumni to come try it out during a free CDE course on Friday, June 14. 




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June 04, 2019

Chief Histologist Connie Dieringer of the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences has won the Stat Lab Medical Products Inc. Golden Ribbon Grant.