School of Dentistry Building A UT Physicians clinic is now open inside the School of Dentistry for the convenience of patients and their families. The University of Texas Dental Branch Building, circa 2009

UT Physicians community clinic opens inside School of Dentistry

High blood pressure. Irregular heartbeat. Shortness of breath. Patients found to have these symptoms often have to postpone dental care to seek services of a medical professional. At UTHealth School of Dentistry, they now have an option of visiting a primary care medical clinic inside the school. 

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Dental Branch Building to be demolished in 2020

The University of Texas Board of Regents has approved $11.3 million for demolition of the building that was home to UT Dental Branch (now known as UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry) from 1954 to 2012.

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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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January 13, 2020
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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will be the keynote speaker at the kick off event for Diversity and Inclusion Week at UTSD.




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November 08, 2019

The American Academy of Periodontology has awarded a SUNSTAR Innovation Grant of $30,000 to Chun-Teh Lee, DDS, of the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene.