School of Dentistry Building Dr. Art Jeske, in cowboy hat, chats with a Texas Taste Teaser guest munching on appetizers. Dental student Victoria Mannen standing beside Dr. Harry Gilbert, with the workshop underway behind them

Texas Taste Teaser delivers good food, friendly rivalry

Nearly 20 Houston-area restaurants, chefs and caterers served samples of their creations at UTHealth School of Dentistry’s “Texas Taste Teaser,” an evening of fun, good food and friendly rivalry in support of a good cause:  oral health care for underserved children, veterans and the elderly. 

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Butler Society, OMS co-host biopsy workshop for dental students

“Indications and Techniques for Oral Soft-Tissue Biopsies: A Hands-On Lecture and Lab” drew 120 dental students from all four class years, leading them through a hands-on biopsy training session.


UTSD Houston

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has graduated nearly 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 specialty 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.

Historical Highlights

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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


April 03, 2018
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The AAL (Academy for Advancing Leadership) has signed an agreement with UTHealth Houston to host the academy’s Institute for Teaching and Learning Aug. 27-30 in The Cooley Center.




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April 19, 2018

Professor and Director of Clinical and Translational Research Mary C. “Cindy” Farach-Carson, PhD, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows,