School of Dentistry Building Members of the Orange Practice, Ivoclar, and Dean John Valenza, DDS, and Director of Digital Dentistry Michelle Thompson, DDS, gather for a photo with the Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year trophy. UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry awarded over $230,000 in financial assistance to students and residents during the 2024 Annual Celebration of Scholarship on Jan. 11. Members of the Orange Practice, Ivoclar, and Dean John Valenza, DDS, and Director of Digital Dentistry Michelle Thompson, DDS, gather for a photo with the Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year trophy.

DDS Class of 2026 marks next step of dental journey in white coat ceremony

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 106 students from the Dental Class of 2026 to the health care profession during the 25th Annual DDS White Coat Ceremony in Janaury.

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2024 Annual Celebration of Scholarship recognizes student, resident recipients

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry awarded over $230,000 in financial assistance to students and residents during the 2024 Annual Celebration of Scholarship in January.

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Orange Practice named 2022-23 Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year

The Orange Practice at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry completed 116 fixed restorations, averaging 2.5 per student, to be named the 2022-23 Digital Dentistry Practice of the Year.

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School of Dentistry

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 dental school is part of UTHealth Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), joining schools of medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences, and biomedical informatics.

The School of Dentistry offers 11 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two primary care general residency programs, and advanced education programs in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics, plus dual-degree programs in partnership with the UTHealth School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and a joint certificate program with MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Preceptor programs are also available.

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Known by several names throughout its history, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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. UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry 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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PACE Practice Consulting celebrates 10 years of service

January 11, 2024
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PACE Center Practice Consulting provides advice in career planning, employment assistance, and practice management consultation to all dental students and alumni within three years of their graduation from UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry.

 

World-Class Facilities

305,000

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20,000

Square feet of lab & research space

14,000

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January 04, 2024

Aaron Glick, DDS, adjunct assistant professor at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, has been named to the Academy of General Dentistry’s 10 Dentists to Watch.