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School of Dentistry Building UTSD Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year trophy. Dr. Jack Joseph shares a story on stage.

Orange Practice named inaugural Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year

Dental students in the Orange Practice at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston have been named the inaugural Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Behind the Smile IV brings stories to virtual audience

The late Fred Rogers once said, “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.” UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston continues to listen to its live storytelling series, Behind the Smile: Stories in and out of Dentistry.

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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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January 25, 2021
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The third annual Diversity and Inclusion Week at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry went virtual for the first time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Across Jan. 19-23, participants logged in via Cisco Webex for a variety of programs organized by the Diversity and Inclusion Council.


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January 25, 2021

The Hispanic Student Dental Association at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston was recognized as one of three Student Chapters of the Year at the Hispanic Dental Association Annual Conference in December.