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UTSD Alumna Awarded Navy Achievement Medal

Dr. Lamba

        Lt Cmdr. Arti Lamba, DDS

Lieutenant Commander Arti Gaur Lamba, DDS, a 2006 graduate of The University of Texas School of Dentistry and former member of the faculty, has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding performance. Lamba serves as the assistant officer in charge of the Navy Reserve medical facility at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia.

She was recognized for her diligence in the clinic’s recent relocation from mobile offices to a newly renovated and upgraded medical facility. The medal was presented Jan. 11 at the Navy Operational Support Center in Atlanta. READ MORE


Catching Football One-Handed Wins Fame for DDS ’13 Alum

Dr. Healy

                Ian Healy, DDS

Ian Healy, DDS, of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Class of 2013, is now an orthodontic resident at the University of Tennessee, where he and a fellow resident, Dr. Tyler Allen, gained national attention in February for breaking the world record for one-handed catches of a football in less than one minute. It was a record NFL players Odell Beckham Jr. and Drew Brees set less than two weeks before, when Beckham made 31 one-handed catches in less than a minute live on ESPN.

In USA Today's post of the future orthodontists’ video, Healy is seen catching 41 passes – one-handed and without gloves – in less than one minute. READ MORE


New Service Helps Alums with Practice, Career Issues

Visiting Professor S. Jerry Long, DDS (left) and Clinical Associate Professor Boyd Shepherd, DDS, JD, head up UTSD's new Professional Resource Center, helping new graduates and older alumni deal with business and legal aspects of practice. Photo by Brian Schnupp.

UTSD’s new Professional Resource Center is available free of charge to all UTSD students (dental or dental hygiene), residents and alumni who need career counseling, employment assistance or advice regarding the business and practical aspects of practice. READ MORE


Marble Mementos from Dental Branch Building Available



The pink marble-clad Dental Branch building where thousands of dental careers were launched will soon be history, but alumni, employees and students can now own a small piece of it. The former home of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston was acquired by UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and is slated for demolition, but a limited number of small keepsakes have been carved out of the marble exterior for the UTSD community. And by receiving a piece of the past, alumni and donors will help the school’s future by seeding the new UTSD Impact Fund. READ MORE



Career Services

The School of Dentistry maintains a list of employment opportunities for dentists and dental hygienists, including opportunities to join the UTSD faculty.


Coming Events

April 16, 2015

Texas Taste Teaser

Mark your calendars and plan your “Texas chic” attire for UTHealth School of Dentistry’s first-ever “Texas Taste Teaser,” a fundraising event that will whet your appetite for fun and philanthropy. Co-chaired by Yasmine Haddad, DDS, PhD; Terri Alani DDS; and Peter Remington, publisher of Modern Luxury Houston magazine, the event is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Denton A. Cooley, MD, and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St. Proceeds will benefit the School of Dentistry’s Community Outreach Fund. Participating restaurant chefs and celebrity chefs will present small samples of their favorite or newest creations. Join us in choosing the winning chefs in a variety of categories, including Most Creative, Most Delicious, Most Outrageous and Top Executive Chef. Tickets are $50 each and available from Assistant Development Director Taressa Moon at 713-486-4381.

May 8, 2015

Alumni Reception at TDA Meeting

The UTSD Alumni Association and The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston will co-host an Alumni Reception from 6-7 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the Presidio Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio. For more information, contact UTSD Alumni Association Executive Director Tricia Fullerton at or 713-840-1328.

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