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Dean's Message:

Dear Colleagues in Dentistry,

We hope you’ve come to rely on The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston as a dependable source of continuing dental education. Do you know we also offer other services to help practicing clinicians?

Our oral and maxillofacial pathology surgical biopsy service draws on experts at UTSD and, if needed, from our connections at UT Medical School and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center — making it easy for you to put these powerhouse resources to work for your patients. Visit for more information.

Soon we will be opening a new Imaging Center that will serve as a clinical and research resource for all practitioners and their patients in need of specialized head and neck imaging, in particular cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).  With today’s technology, results will be available quickly and easily, and you can have confidence in the clinical and academic expertise behind the reports. Watch for more information coming soon. 

And finally, if you’re planning to be in Washington, D.C.  in November for the American Dental Association meeting, we encourage all graduates of Texas dental schools to stop by the Tri-School Alumni Texas Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Marriott Marquis’ Independence Ballroom. We hope to see you there.

Away or at home, UTSD is a name you can count on.  When it comes to dentistry, we’ve got your back.


John A. Valenza, DDS
William N. Finnegan III Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Dental Sciences
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston