Masks continue to be strongly encouraged for everyone entering UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions …
The Urgent Care Clinic reopened Tuesday, Jan. 17 (by appointment only).

School of Dentistry Building Group photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry's Mobile Dental Van Program Many Faces. One Mission. Second-year students from the Dental Class of 2025 celebrate their entrance into the health care profession after the 24th Annual DDS White Coat Ceremony.

After 20 years of service, School of Dentistry unveils new Mobile Dental Van

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry unveiled a new set of wheels for its Mobile Dental Van Program in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 15. The old van logged nearly 130,000 miles from the Greater Houston area to rural communities in East Texas since its inaugural trip in 2002.

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Dental Class of 2025 welcomed to dental profession with white coat ceremony

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 105 second-year students from the Dental Class of 2025 to the health care profession during the 24th Annual DDS White Coat Ceremony in January.

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School of Dentistry

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 dental school is part of UTHealth Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), joining schools of medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics.

The School of Dentistry offers 11 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and advanced education programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics, plus dual-degree programs in partnership with the UTHealth School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and a joint certificate program with MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Preceptor programs are also available.

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Known by several names throughout its history, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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. UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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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Dorris: More than cleaning teeth

January 27, 2023
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The Herbert J. Dorris, DMD, Endowed Fund in Health Promotion, established by husband and wife, Wayne Dorris, PhD, and Jacqueline T. Hecht, PhD, encourages dental and dental hygiene students, residents, and professionals to support their patients’ overall well-being.


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January 13, 2023

Research from the laboratory of Daniel Harrington, PhD, at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry on 3D multiwell plate for in vitro culture xenografts has been published by Advanced Healthcare Materials.