The Urgent Care Clinic is closed for the semester break and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7. 

School of Dentistry Building Assistant Professor Ruth Conn, RDH, works with dental hygiene students. Dental students practice cooking healthy foods.

Registration opens for online RDH-to-BSDH program

Dental hygienists who want to maximize their career options by earning a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene have a new online option in Houston, with flexibility to complete the hands-on clinical practicum close to home — wherever home may be.  

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New culinary dentistry classes channel spirit of the season at UTHealth Houston

Beheaded stuffed peppers, graveyard chocolate hummus and creepy crawly pumpkin bars were among the Halloween-themed treats created by UTHealth School of Dentistry students as they learned cooking skills through a new partnership with UTHealth School of Public Health.

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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


December 07, 2018
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Oral surgeons at UTHealth School of Dentistry are participating in a multicenter, Phase 1/Phase 2 clinical trial of a drug-releasing patch designed to shrink oral cancer tumors prior to surgery.




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November 19, 2018

Clinical Associate Professor Darla Schneider McKitrick, RDH, BS, MS, has become the first person to receive The Ohio State University Dental Alumni Society Dental Hygiene Alumni Award.