The Urgent Care Clinic for walk-in patients will be closed from May 9 to May 31 and will re-open on June 1.

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UTSD celebrates 111th graduation convocation ceremony

Dean John A. Valenza, DDS, tells nearly 140 new dental, dental hygiene and dental specialty graduates: "The care you will provide, the lives you will touch, and the leaders you will become reflect on us all. Take what you’ve learned here and make us proud.”

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UTSD Hispanic Dental Student Association's video wins national award

For their one-minute video, "A Day of Service, the Hispanic Dental Student Chapter at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston won third place in the national Crest-Oral B Orgullo (“Pride”) Competition involving more than 30 HDSA chapters.  


About Our School

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry (UTSD) at Houston has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate generalists and specialists. The school joined UT System in 1943 and became part of UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in 1972. UTHealth is the most comprehensive academic health university in Texas, uniting schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

Currently, the School of Dentistry offers 10 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and six specialty programs, including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and prosthodontics. The school's oral and maxillofacial surgery program offers two tracks: a certificate-only program, and one leading to both a certificate and an MD degree from UTHealth Medical School.

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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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May 18, 2016
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Three UTSD employees won first place in UTHealth’s 21-Day Fitness Challenge for 2016. Marina Munoz Guzman, Elma Gallardo and Anita B. Rodriguez, who together comprised...


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Featured Events

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    Weight Watchers at Work:
    New Members Welcome

    Open to UTHealth employees and students, as well as MD Anderson employees. Group will meet weekly through July 28. Includes Weight Watchers eTools. Noon Thursdays, SOD 5320.

    May 26, 2016

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    Symposium on Aging Presents
    'Aging Better & Healthier!'

    Aging research experts will speak at this free, full day of continuing education sponsored by UTHealth Consortium on Aging. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fayez Sarofim Research Building (IMM), Robertson Auditorium.

    June 3, 2016

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    Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Conscious Sedation Permit Course for Dentists

    Establish a basic understanding of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation to successfully treat anxious patients. Presented by Drs. Arthur Jeske and Sheila Koh. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
    Room 4340.
    June 10, 2016

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    Classified Staff Council
    to Host Annual Workshop

    Day-long meeting for UTHealth classified staff. Guest speaker John Morgan, PhD, will discuss financial freedom. Registration deadline is July 1. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cooley Conference Center.
    July 15, 2016