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DH Students Sweep Awards at TDHA Gathering

UTSD students and faculty swept top honors at the Texas Dental Hygienist's Association Student Annual Session.

UTSD dental hygiene students won top awards at the Texas Dental Hygienist's Association's 2013 student session in San Marcos.

Dental hygiene students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston swept top honors at the annual student session of the Texas Dental Hygienists Association in February, including table clinic awards and the association’s Outstanding Student honor.

More than 60 students and faculty from UTSD attended the Feb. 22-23 gathering in San Marcos, which also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the dental hygiene profession. The UTSD winners include three teams who took the top three table clinic presentation awards; second-year student Nadia Garza, who was named Outstanding Dental Hygiene Student in Texas; and two other UTSD students who were awarded scholarships.  Read more

UTSD Students Elected to ASDA National Leadership


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Two students from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston have been chosen for national leadership positions in the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). Katie Sowa was named editor-in-chief of ASDA publications, and Adrien Lewis was appointed to ASDA’s Council on Membership.

The leadership appointments for 2013-14 were made in January by the association’s Board of Trustees after a competitive application process. Read more


Orthodontics Resident Wins UTHealth’s Burks Scholarship

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UT School of Dentistry orthodontics resident Tamara Jones, DDS, with Department Chair Jeryl English, DDS, MS, upon receiving the Thomas F. Burks Scholarship for Academic Merit.

Tamara Jones, DDS, a second-year orthodontics resident at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, has been awarded the Thomas F. Burks Scholarship for Academic Merit.

The scholarship is given each year to a UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) student who demonstrates excellence in academics and research.

The scholarship is named for the late Thomas Burks, PhD, a former UTHealth vice president for research and academic affairs and professor of pharmacology at the Medical School. He died in 2001 but is remembered as an outstanding researcher, an inspirational teacher, an academic leader and a friend to faculty and students. The scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to his memory and to what he valued in life. Read more

UTSD Family & Friends Spring Newsletter Is Here

UTSD Family & Friends Association Newsletter

The UTSD Family & Friends Association Spring 2012 newsletter.

UTSD’s Family & Friends Association has completed their Spring 2013 Newsletter featuring information about all the classes and activities over the year.

In his letter to members, President Bruce S. Smith, DDS, said new members are always welcome to help with the activities that help make dental school more pleasant for dental and dental hygiene students alike.Read more

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