School of Dentistry Building In their new white coats, members of the DDS Class of 2023 pose for a group photo on the front steps of the school. Dr. Jerry Bouquot looks at a large screen where a remote viewer's image is projected.

White Coat Ceremonies welcome new dental, dental hygiene students

Nearly 150 UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston dental and dental hygiene students donned the white coats of health care professionals in special ceremonies Aug. 9 in The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center.

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As Project ECHO hub, UTHealth offers dentist-to-dentist telementoring

World-renowned oral pathologist Jerry Bouquot, DDS, MSD, launched UTHealth School of Dentistry as a new “Project ECHO®” hub for dental and oral health focusing on geriatric issues and oral cancer.

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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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September 11, 2019
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UTSD is accepting applications now through Nov. 1 for its acclaimed Academic Health Careers Fellowship Program, which lets practicing health care professionals explore academic careers.




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September 03, 2019

Associate Professor Cameron Jeter, PhD, was invited to speak at the inaugural Colgate Clinical Research Innovation Day in June at the Global Innovation Center in Piscataway, New Jersey.