Masks continue to be strongly encouraged for everyone entering the School of Dentistry. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions …
The Urgent Care Clinic has reopened (by appointment only) as of 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug 23.

School of Dentistry Building The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The drive will be held in the Blood Center’s donor coach outside UTHealth School of Dentistry. Photo by Kyle Rogers. Many Faces. One Mission. Alumna’s gratitude transforms Department of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry to host blood drive Sept. 24

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry will host a blood drive in conjunction with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

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Alumna’s gratitude transforms Department of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Victoria Q. Cisneros, DDS, MS, a 2003 graduate of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, has decided to give back to the program in a big way: pledging a substantial gift to the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, with an endowment to be established now and an estate commitment to bolster the future of the program. In recognition of her generosity, the graduate clinic has been named the “Victoria Q. Cisneros, DDS, MS, Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic.”

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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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Fresh faces of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

August 16, 2021
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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 136 new faces between the Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene Programs with the start of the 2021-22 academic year Aug. 16. Take a quick look at the breakdowns for the Dental Class of 2025 and Dental Hygiene Class of 2023.


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July 26, 2021

Thirteen dental students presented research findings, with several winning awards, July 23 during the 2021 Star of the South Dental Meeting at George R. Brown Convention Center.