Masks continue to be required for everyone entering the School of Dentistry. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions …

School of Dentistry Building Drs. S. Jerry Long and Joe M. Piazza, DDS '79, co-directors of PACE Practice Consulting, pose for a picture. Many Faces. One Mission.

PACE Practice Consulting team mentors students, new alumni on critical business decisions

The PACE Center’s Practice Consulting team encourages students to turn practice management, ethics, and jurisprudence (law philosophy) lessons taught in the classroom into applicable skills they can use while job hunting, interviewing, practicing dentistry, or even owning their own practice.

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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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March 31, 2021
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For more than 30 years, John M. Powers, PhD, played an integral role at UTHealth School of Dentistry, publishing extensively in oral biomaterials research while serving as department chair and associate dean for research. In 1994, he helped found the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics, and he and his wife, Susan, began a tradition of giving in 1999. In honor of their continued commitment, with a recent blended gift, the school will rename the center as the John M. Powers, PhD, Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics.


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March 01, 2021

Director of Dental Public Health Ana Neumann, DDS, MPH, PhD; and Director of Periodontics Research Chun-Teh Lee, DDS, DMSc, MS, of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston have been named recipients of the 2020-21 Excellence in Dental Diagnostic Clinical Research Award.