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Connecting generations: New networking platform links students, alumni

Your connection to UTHealth extends beyond your education. Stay in touch with fellow graduates, mentor current students, and expand your professional network by joining the UTHealth Alumni Community, the official networking platform for UTHealth alumni and students.

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The role oral health plays in heart health

Brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash. All common practices of proper oral hygiene. However, did you know these practices could help your heart?

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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.


News and Media


February 08, 2021
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Research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Rice University on “Biomaterial-Facilitated Immunotherapy for Established Oral Cancers” has been published in the February edition of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.


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February 19, 2021

Casandra Barnes, a fourth-year student at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, was named the winner of the American Dental Association’s 2020 Health Literacy Dental School Essay Contest in February.