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Your home for quality, lifelong learning in dental education and connection to career success

Partnering for Success

Welcome to the PACE Center at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. We work to connect our students, alumni and dental professionals with life-long resources to support their success in dentistry. We provide services in career development, alumni affairs, continuing dental education and more, helping students and alumni make successful transitions into the professional world. The center also shares school news and connects dental professionals with volunteer opportunities.


Welcome, UTSD alumni!
Since 1905, nearly 10,000 graduates have passed through our doors to practice in all 50 states and around the world. We’re exceptional clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators. And we’re proud to say that through the years, our work and wisdom have had a significant impact on the dental profession.

Staying in touch with your classmates helps ensure they can find you for referrals. The PACE Center is dedicated to helping classmates stay in touch or reconnect. We currently host alumni receptions at local, state and national dental meetings. We’ll be adding more activities soon, so stay in touch.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Dental Education

UTHealth School of Dentistry offers numerous courses for all disciplines of dentistry, including general dentists, specialists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Our world-renowned instructors, as well as guest lecturers and clinicians, offer cutting-edge, hands-on sessions. 

We're interested in your ideas for course topics. Let us know what you need! Email us or call 713-486-4028 to discuss options for concierge courses. 

Interested in presenting a course? Please fill out the Speakers' Registration form. 

Preceptorship Programs

Graduates from non-ADA accredited schools are required to complete this school's preceptorship program to apply for graduate programs in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), General Practice Residency (GPR), Endodontics, Oral Pathology, Pediatrics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. National Boards Part I may be required in order to apply to the Preceptorship Programs.

The Preceptor Programs do not award academic credit; upon completion of a program, the individual will receive a letter of completion. The programs involve didactic instruction and clinical training. Students in the Preceptor Programs attend seminars and courses with the graduate students and may be assigned to the graduate clinics to develop clinical expertise and treatment-planning skill in the program area.

Program Information Details

PACE: Practice Consulting

The PACE Center provides professional, business, and ethical counseling for all UTSD students and residents. These complimentary services are available for students and residents during their time in school and for three years after they graduate. Our practice consulting service is directed by alumni who have decades of experience in successful practice(s).

The PACE Center is also a repository for career information and dental practice opportunities listed on a frequently-updated, online job board. Here, students can find available position in dentistry, dental hygiene, education, research, the uniformed services, public health, and the government.

Dr. Jerry Long and Dr. Mike Piazza

Contact Us

7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152, Houston, TX 77054, 713-486-4028

Featured Events

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Pediatric Endodontics

Rebeca Weisleder, DDS, MEd, will introduce modern technological advances that have enhanced chances of success for different treatment modalities. These create new possibilities for vital and non-vital pulp therapy in young patients, leading to tooth conservation. The hands-on portion will review different treatment options that can help transform your practice.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
UTSD | Westbrook Classroom

Saturday, Oct. 31

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The UTHealth School of Dentistry Endodontics Symposium

Ji Wook Jeong, DDS, MSD; Leticia Chavez de Souza, DDS, MS, PhD; Renato M. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD; Scott R. Makins, DDS, MS; and Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS will present on five diverse topics, each for 30 minutes. Attendees will learn about endodontic instruments, radiographic vision, modern obturation, the implant era, and the art of saving teeth.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Live, Interactive Webinar

Friday, Nov. 13

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Making Your Root Canal Less Complex and More Reliable!

David E. Jaramillo, DDS will teach practitioners how to use the single instrument, XP-Shaper, which is an effective system that improves reliability in regards to root canals. The hands-on portion of this course will allow you to understand, experience and become experts in using the proper instrumentation while performing root canals.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST
In-Person, Hands-on Course at UTSD

Friday, Dec. 11

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Controlled Substances and Texas Dentists: Ethically Prescribe, Monitor and Apply Standards of Care to Successfully Manage Pain

Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD will provide an in-depth review of the clinical pharmacologic characteristics of opioids and other controlled substances. This course is designed to satisfy TSDBE RULE §104.1 (2)(B) (effective Jan. 1, 2021) and RULE §111.1 (b) (effective Sept. 1, 2020).
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. CST
Live, Interactive Webinar

Friday, Jan. 22

Alumni News


October 19, 2020
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Claudia and Gregory Oelfke, DDS ‘77 have donated a collection of dental cartoons to UTSD. The 10 original signed artworks are displayed on the second floor of UTSD, near...


Alumni Organizations

Postgraduate/Advanced Education Programs