The walk-in Urgent Care Clinic will be closed July 12 to Aug. 19. The clinic will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

School of Dentistry Building Oral surgeons James Wilson (left) and Mark Wong Nina Leifeste, DDS ’88, GPR ‘89 hugs a colleague at the General Practice Residency reunion. Photo by Maricuz Kwon.

UTHealth oral surgeons develop new technique for repairing diseased jaw joints

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons James Wilson, DDS, and Mark Wong, DDS, have developed and successfully tested a new surgical technique that could be a critical step in using bioengineered cartilage to treat TMJ dysfunction.

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General Practice Residency marks 30th anniversary with alumni reunion 

Nearly half of UTHealth Houston's 200 General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry alumni returned to the school in July to celebrate the GPR program's 30th anniversary. 

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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


August 07, 2018
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Funeral arrangements are set for Professor Emerita Pauline “Jackie” Duke, PhD, of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. She died July 17 at her home in Alvin after a long illness.




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July 27, 2018

Among the winners of the Academy of Sports Dentistry’s 2018 Annual Abstract Competition were two dental students from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston.