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The Urgent Care Clinic is closed and will reopen (by appointment only) as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1.

School of Dentistry Building Stage setup from the 2021 UTHealth Houston Commencement Ceremony. Photo by UTHealth Houston. Many Faces. One Mission. Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven (center) holds her National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year plaque, while flanked by officers from the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Student Research Group.

Countdown to commencement 2021

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry will see 184 students (108 doctorate of dental surgery, 32 dental hygiene, and 44 advanced education) cross the stage during its 117th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, from Minute Maid Park.

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Student Research Group, coordinator recognized by AADOCR

The UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Student Research Group and Student Research Coordinator Dharini van der Hoeven, MSc, PhD, each received awards from the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research in March. SRG received the Outstanding Local Student Research Group Chapter Award, while van der Hoeven was named the National Student Research Group Mentor of the Year.

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UTSD Houston

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 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 advanced education 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.

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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.

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May 12, 2022

Assistant Professor Marie Latortue, DDS, MS, of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry has been selected for the inaugural cohort of the National Dental Training Center for Primary Interdisciplinary Care Educators Fellowship.