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 Associate Professor Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA, was named the director of the Dental Hygiene Program effective July 16, 2021. Many Faces. One Mission. Dr. Richard Black was recognized as the 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™ at the “Texas Academy Awards” at the annual Lone Star Dental Conference.

From new concept to program director, Patrounova’s journey through dental hygiene

As an immigrant of Russia, among many things, the field of dental hygiene was foreign to Associate Professor Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA, when she came to the U.S. in 1993. Nearly two decades later, she’s proud to be serving as the director of the Dental Hygiene Program at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.

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Alumnus Richard Black named 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™

The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™ is UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry alumnus Richard C. Black, DDS ’76, MS ’78. Black was named the winner of the award, the highest honor a Texas dentist can receive, Sept. 17 during the “Texas Academy Awards” at the annual Lone Star Dental Conference.

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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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Patients


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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Students


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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Research


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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7th Annual Give Vets A Smile provides care to over 100 veterans

November 08, 2021
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“My smile is my style.” That is an affirmation of U.S. Army veteran Danny Sneed. On Nov. 5, he was among 103 veterans who received free urgent, palliative, therapeutic, and/or preventive dental care during the 7th Annual Give Vets A Smile at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.

 

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305,000

Square feet of clinical simulation
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20,000

Square feet of lab & research space

14,000

Square feet of conference
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Accolades

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November 25, 2021

Esmeralda Diaz, RDH, a third-year dental student at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, has been named the winner of the Nuestros Niños Contest.