School of Dentistry in the News: March 2019

Media coverage by month for UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston

Published: March 21, 2019 by Rhonda Whitmeyer

March 18  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department Chair and Professor Mark Wong, DDS, was part of a multi-institutional team exploring ways to grow a new jawbone. The published research was covered by HealthDay news service, which was picked up by media outlets including U.S. News & World Report.

March 2  Assistant Professor Natalie Pereira Sanchez, DDS, spoke to Univision Houston Channel 45 about ways to prevent bad breath. Her interview was also posted on the station's website.


Feb. 26  Professor Ryan Quock, DDS, fielded dental questions on Houston Matters, the noontime talk show on Houston Public Media's KUHF Radio.

Feb. 22   Debra Stewart, DDS, and Associate Professor Gisela Bona, DDS, MS, were interviewed by reporters with the ONSCENE.TV news service and KTRH Radio about the annual Give Kids A Smile event at the School of Dentistry. About 300 children were treated free of charge by dental volunteers on Feb. 22. Dentistry Today ran a photo and story about the event.

Feb. 18 Assistant Professor Amy Herbert, DDS, was interviewed by FOX 26 News about the diagnosis and treatment of "baby bottle tooth decay."

Feb. 17  KPRC Radio's Fifty+ Radio show featured Associate Professor and Assistant Dean Ralph Cooley, DDS, talking about common dental myths.

Feb. 10  Associate Professor Cameron Jeter, PhD, of the UTHealth Consortium on Aging, told KPRC Radio Fifty+ listeners what's being done to reduce the risk of falls among those with Parkinson's disease. 


Jan. 30  Community Outreach Director Margo Melchor, RDH, EdD, appeared on Good Morning with NTV Houston  along with Tanya Gee, executive director of Ronald McDonald Houston Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston, Inc., and Dr. Sanghamitra Misra of Texas Children’s Hospital to discuss the mobile clinics (dental and medical) the charity co-sponsors with UTHealth School of Dentistry and Texas Children’s Hospital, respectively.

Jan. 14:  This morning on FOX 26 News, School of Dentistry Community Outreach Director Margo Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD, showed viewers how to floss correctly.

Jan. 9:   Megan Bishop of WOAI Radio in San Antonio interviewed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Simon Young, MD, DDS, PhD, for a story on his research into a promising treatment for oral cancer.