Nine UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry alumni are among the nominees for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s 2023 Texas Academy Awards, with five nominated for...
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.
UTHealth Houston 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.
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There have been a number of paradigm shifts that have occurred over the recent years in the management of periodontal diseases: 1) Saving periodontally involved teeth which in previous years would have been extracted in favor of implants; 2) focus on control of inflammation in periodontal therapy; 3) periodontal (and peri-implant) plastic surgery; 4) application of biologics to guide wound healing; 5) adjunctive digital orthodontic therapy in periodontal and implant therapy. This presentation will describe the scientific evidence for current strategies utilized in the management of periodontal diseases.
1 to 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
This course is designed to prepare the dental auxiliary (dental assistants and dental hygienists) to obtain certification in nitrous oxide monitoring as mandated by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation have been used safely and successfully to assist in the management of pain and anxiety. This course will present a comprehensive review of the history of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation, stages of anesthesia; anatomy and physiology; characteristics of nitrous oxide; indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation; and equipment used for conscious sedation. You will also gain knowledge in infection control protocols, patient-monitoring procedures and prevention of complications.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 2024
The Association for Continuing Dental Education, along with 35 of its member schools, is jointly providing a series of live webinars. This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental professional’s schedule and interests.
Live, Interactive Webinars
The PACE Center proudly presents our exclusive Certification in Local Infiltration Anesthesia, meticulously crafted for dental hygienists. Dentists and dental practice owners, ensure your team's growth by sharing this comprehensive program opportunity. When you sign up for our dental hygiene local infiltration anesthesia certification course mailing list, you’ll receive course development updates and offerings.
Coming in 2024