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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 our and submit 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 at no charge for the first three years after graduation. The services remain available to all alumni thereafter though annual registration and donation opportunities.

The PACE Center's practice consulting service is directed by alumni with decades of successful practice experience. 

The center 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.

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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Astros vs. Yankees Game + CDE Course

Let's Play play ball! Watch the Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees game from our exclusive seats at the Torchy's Party Deck AND participate in the three-hour Controlled Substances CDE Course, presented by Arthur Jeske, DMD, PhD. This course is designed to meet the satisfy the TSBDE requirements for RULE §111.1 Catch the early-bird pricing at
Course begins at 2 p.m. at Cambria Hotel Houston | First-pitch at 7:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Stadium

Friday, May 15

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Pediatric Tongue & Lip Ties: Diagnosis & Treatment with Soft-Tissue Lasers

Martin Kaplan, DMD and Peter Vitruk, PhD, DABLS teach the best practices for tongue and lip tie assessment and treatment in infants and older children. Participants will remove tongue-ties using soft-laser tissue on pig jaws. The course will enable participants to diagnose and surgically treat tongue and lip ties for the purpose of ensuring public safety with soft-tissue lasers.
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Garza Classroom

Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7

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Comprehensive Overview of Dental Sleep Medicine: Practical Implementation

Magda R. AbdelFattah, DMD, MS, Aaron Glick, DDS, and Paul Levine, DDS examine the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing and show dentists how to construct a bite record and make a trial oral appliance. This course is designed to satisfy the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 12 hour requirements for RULE §108.12 to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Garza Classroom

Friday, March 20

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Pediatric Endodontics

Rebeca Weisleder, DDS, MEd illustrates how the introduction of modern technology new materials have enhanced chances of success for different treatment modalities of Endodontic therapy. These advances have created 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 available for general practitioners and pediatric dentists.
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Westbrook Classroom

Saturday, March 21

Alumni News


February 27, 2020
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On Feb. 11, 2020, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston celebrated its 115th anniversary....


Alumni Organizations

Postgraduate/Advanced Education Programs