School of Dentistry Building A graduate in regalia hugs a presenter on stage Dr. Simon Young (left) and Dr. Jeff Hartgerink in a lab

#UTHealth18:  School of Dentistry celebrates 113th commencement

More than 160 students became graduates of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston on May 18 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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UTHealth, Rice Researchers: One injection appears to stop this cancer 

Dr. Simon Young of UTHealth Houston and Dr. Jeff Hartgerink of Rice University saw survival rates in mice with head and neck cancer improve dramatically after treatment with a slow-release hydrogel that spurs the immune system to attack malignant tumors.  

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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


June 12, 2018
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UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston alum Richard C. Black, DDS ’76, MS ’78, has been named dean of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. 




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June 14, 2018

Victoria Mañón, DDS ’18, won first place and a $1,000 prize in the Academy of General Dentistry’s Research E-Poster competition at the 2018 Conference in New Orleans earlier this month.