DDS | The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, 2005
BA, Spanish linguistics and Asian studies | Rice University
Dr. Ryan Quock is a distinguished teaching professor and vice chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. After graduating from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2005, he practiced dentistry in both federally qualified health center and private sector settings before joining the UTSD faculty, where he has been involved in teaching courses that range from dental anatomy to operative dentistry to dental therapeutics.
His scholarly interests focus on practical aspects of caries management, including fluoride therapies, sealants, and the conservative surgical treatment of dental caries.
Dr. Quock is involved with peer-reviewed publications, both as an author and reviewer. He also serves in faculty governance at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and has chaired the UTHealth InterFaculty Council. On the national level, he has been actively involved with the American Dental Education Association throughout his career, and in 2019 was chosen as chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors.
In 2018, Dr. Quock won a University of Texas System Regents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching, and he was inducted into the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD Academy of Health Science Education. At the School of Dentistry, he is a member of the Dean’s Academy of Distinguished Educators.
He is a frequent guest on the “Ask the Dentist” segment of Houston Public Media’s KUHF radio show “Houston Matters.”