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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 at Houston. We have a network of resources and educational programs that help our students, alumni and dental professionals succeed in dentistry. Our consulting team provides guidance for students and new alumni on their career development as they make successful transitions into the professional world. We are also an ADA CERP accredited provider, hosting more than sixty continuing dental education programs annually. Our goal is to keep our alumni, students and professionals connected to our institution through school news, community programs, and events.


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. To stay up-to-date UTSD's notable happenings, featured alumni, institutional updates, and upcoming events, sign up to receive our monthly click the alumni newsletter button below.

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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 counseling services offered by PACE: Practice Consulting goes beyond the classroom. Our consultants offer advice and counseling grounded in professionalism and the ethical principles that govern dentistry. Our goal is to challenge new dentists to apply a higher level of scrutiny in analyzing any business decision in which they become a party; Especially those decisions which could negatively impact the quality of care they provide.

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

ACDE Webinar Series

ACDE Webinar Series

ACDE forged an alliance between 31 dental school CDE programs to host a series of live, interactive webinars, which will continue through 2022. This partnership brings high-level speakers from across the country into the library of the School of Dentistry. The next installment is "The Double-Edged Sword of Sedation: Understanding the Power that You Wield."
7-9 p.m. (CST)
Live, interactive webinar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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Basic Principles for Approaching Trauma in Primary and Permanent Dentitions

Rebeca Weisleder, DDS, MEd and Gisela M. Bona, DDS, MS will review guidelines and protocols to help patients keep their teeth longer after trauma. This will help preserve the bone structures that guide proper facial growth. This course will describe the prevalence, diagnosis options.
7-9 p.m. (CST)
In-person at UTHealth School of Dentistry

Friday, July 30, 2021

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Mastering the Direct Resin Restoration and The Esthetic Ceramic Restoration

Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA, CPT, will explore how to produce the optimal composite resin restoration in both anterior and posterior teeth. He will also focus on ceramic restorations including with emphasis on veneers and ceramic crowns, providing instruction on preparation techniques.
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In-person at UTHealth School of Dentistry

Friday, Aug. 6, 2021

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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 will provide an in-depth review of the clinical pharmacologic characteristics of opioids and other controlled substances utilized in pain control, including indications, contraindications, adverse effects, etc.
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Live, interactive webinar

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Alumni News


May 06, 2021
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Margo Melchor, RDH, EdD, associate professor and director of community outreach at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry, has been reappointed to the Texas State Board of Dental...


Alumni Organizations

Postgraduate/Advanced Education Programs