Dr. Gardner is an assistant professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health. After 10 years in private practice, she joined the faculty of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. As a first attending, her time is spent on the clinic floor working with second-, third- and fourth-year dental students delivering patient care. In 2014, she was asked to become an examiner for the Western Regional Examining Board and serves as the course director for Mock Boards. Dr. Gardner practices one half-day a week in UT Dentists, the Faculty Practice.