The walk-in Urgent Care Clinic is currently closed for the semester break. The clinic will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19.

School of Dentistry Building A dental hygiene instructor shows students how to use a hand tool. A UTPD officer uses a computer in the renovated guardhouse on Cambridge Street

Dental Hygiene Program to begin accepting applications Nov. 1 for new MSDH program

UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston will offer a new master of science degree in dental hygiene in fall 2020, opening new doors for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, even in another field. An MSDH gives dental hygienists the opportunity to teach at the university level or in a dental school, where a master’s degree is a requirement or preferred.

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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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July 10, 2019
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The School of Dentistry will begin accepting applications Nov. 1 for a new master of science in dental hygiene (MSDH) program. Classes will begin in fall 2020. 




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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.