School of Dentistry Building UTHealth Houston's School of Dentistry recite The Dentist’s Pledge and the Dental Hygiene Oath from the commencement program. Group of people dancing. Exterior of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Classes of 2024 honored at 119th graduation

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 179 graduates of the Classes of 2024 to its alumni base during the 119th Commencement Ceremony on May 10 inside NRG Arena.

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Inaugural Alumni Dental Prom raises funds for student scholarships

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry successfully held the inaugural Alumni Dental Prom in the spring. The event saw attendees gather to share memories, connect with colleagues, and raise $7,000 towards student scholarships.

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School of Dentistry ranks No. 1 in Texas, top 10 nationally in NIH funding

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry is ranked first in Texas and 10th nationally among dental schools that received research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2023, according to the annual Blue Ridge rankings.

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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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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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Julien named orthodontics chair, program director

July 11, 2024
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Katie Julien, DDS, MS, has been named the new chair and program director for the Department of Orthodontics. She will officially join the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry faculty as a professor on Oct. 1.


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June 03, 2024

Students and faculty from UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry participated in the Healthy Athletes program at several Texas Special Olympics games throughout the 2023-24 academic year, including the most recent Special Olympics East Region Spring Games.