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Partnering for Success

Partnering for Success

Welcome to the PACE Center at UTSD – designed 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 Dental Education

Continuing Dental Education

UTHealth School of Dentistry (UTSD) 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 our and submit the Speakers' Registration form. 

Preceptor 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.

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Featured Events

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UTHealth Synergy Series
Management of Dental Sedation

This two-day course covers updates in dental anesthesia, including common misconceptions, complications and resolutions; and parenteral scenarios using SimMan®. Featuring Jason Brady, DMD, and Rick Ritt, EMT-P, MA. Saturday 8 a.m. to
5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to noon.

Aug. 25 & 26

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21st Century Dentistry
CDE Course

Two innovative and progressive speakers in clinical education and practice management bring to you an all-day workshop where you will learn how to evolve your dental practice and thrive in this new era of dentistry. Featuring Bernie Stoltz and Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fullerton Classroom.

Saturday, Oct. 13

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Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)

The ITL is a premier onsite program for health professions educators and private practitioners embarking on a new career in academia. In addition to learning from award-winning ITL instructors, participants will network with dozens of U.S. and international colleagues. This year’s program takes place in Houston at UTHealth’s Cooley Center.

Aug. 27-30

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CDE in Puglia, Italy

Dean John Valenza, DDS, invites you to a ‘homecoming’ tour of Italy. Join the dean, faculty, alumni and friends as we discover sandy beaches, baroque cities, hilltop villages, excellent food and informative continuing dental education. This will be one travel CDE course you won’t forget!

June 7-16, 2019

News and Events


July 12, 2018
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Don L. Allen, Sr., DDS, MS, who served as dean of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry from 1982-92, died June 22, 2018 in Florida. He was 84. 


Alumni Organizations

Postgraduate/Advanced Education Programs

Professional Resources

Helping You Build Your Career

UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston launched the Professional Resource Center (PRC) in 2012 to help students and new alumni cope with the challenges of transitioning into practice. Now the PRC has become the “Professional Resources” component of the PACE Center, which also includes Alumni Affairs, Continuing Dental Education and Events.

Members of the Professional Resources Team provide career, business and ethics counseling for all UTSD students, residents and alumni at no charge for the first three years after graduation. The PACE Center’s Professional Resources Team remains available to all alumni thereafter though annual registration and donation opportunities. Director S. Jerry Long, DDS, (a distinguished alumnus who retired after 46 years in dental practice) is available for advice on practice management and career counseling.

The PRC is also a repository of career information and dental practice opportunities, including private practices for sale, associate employment positions, and professional opportunities in education, research, the uniformed services, public health, and government.

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About the
PRC Team

We help students locate opportunities in private practice; we provide career counseling and job search advice; and we connect students with alumni and other potential employers. Let us know how we can help you.

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Find Your Career

Check out these employment opportunities! See listings for UTHealth Houston, other universities, and from practicing dental professionals. Positions are available for dental and allied staff positions.

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Post Career Opportunities

Here, we invite dental professionals to submit notices for open positions. Due to university policy, we cannot post positions from staffing/placement agencies or list practices/buildings for sale.


For Students & New Dentists

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Career Opportunities

Find internships and full-time jobs! Gain experience and launch your career by connecting with a potential employer today. Candidates (students, graduates or other dental practitioners or office personnel) are encouraged to search the listings in the link below.

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Continuing Education

UTSD is here to serve as your home for lifelong learning. Current students (with necessary permissions) and new dentists (for three years after graduation at UTSD) are eligible to attend non-certification, lecture courses at no cost. Call the PACE Center for details: 713.486.4028.

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Professional Resources

The Professional Resource Team is here to assist students and new dentists in making a smooth transition into their dental careers. UTSD is committed to your success, and our Professional Resources Team is here to help.

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Current Students

Connect with the PACE Center; we are here to enhance your experience during and after dental school. Our team exists to ensure that UTSD is a resource for you now and throughout your career.