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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. 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 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

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ACDE Webinar Series

ACDE forged an alliance between 31 dental school CDE programs that will collectively launch a series of live, interactive webinars. "Radiographic Interpretation: Benign or malignant and how to tell the difference" will pathoses in CBCT volumes is required to recognize and describe abnormalities.
This session will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. CST
Live, interactive webinar via Zoom Webinars

Friday, April 16, 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 provide an in-depth review of the clinical pharmacologic characteristics of opioids and other controlled substances utilized in pain control, including contraindications.
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Presented as a live webinar or in-person at UTSD.

Friday, April 16, 2021

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Modern Extraction Techniques & Ridge Preservation

Nikolaos Soldatos, DDS, MSD, PhD, Popi Stylianou, DDS, MS & Pedro Trejo, DDS, MS will address the biologic principles pertaining to the healing of extraction sockets, rationale for socket preservation, properties of biomaterials and achievable results.
This session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon (CST).
Live, interactive webinar via Cisco Webex

Friday, April 23

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2021 Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics Signature Symposium

Our oral pathology department will educate the restorative dentist on how to discuss digital technology to their treatment team members, laboratory technicians, and most importantly, the patient.
This session will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (CST).
Live, interactive webinar via Cisco Webex

Friday, April 30

Alumni News


March 17, 2021
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The American Dental Association named Katie Sowa Stuchlik, DDS, a 2015 alumna of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, among the recipients of the 2021 10...


Alumni Organizations

Postgraduate/Advanced Education Programs