The Doctor of Dental Surgery program offers a strong foundation of biomedical and behavorial sciences along side an outstanding clinical education. Students will participate in traditional classroom learning but also experience the structure of a dental practice as they learn on live and virtual patients.
The Dental Hygiene Program provides exceptional clinical and academic opportunities for students interested in preventave oral health and the promotion of good health habits. We are the only Houston-area school offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
The Advanced Education Program builds upon the knowledge base of a competent dentist and broadens their understanding of a specialized area of study. We offer three types of programs: graduate (degree and certificate), postgraduate (certificate), and residency (certificate).
We offer numerous courses for dental professionals. Courses are available 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.
Dentistry is an exciting profession with an abundance of opportunites. We strive to enroll the highest quality of students who will become exemplary health care professionals. The ability to think critically, demonstrate independance, and possess time management skills are crucial for success. We select one hundred predoctoral dental students and 40 undergraduate dental hygiene students each year. The school year will consist of two 18-week semesters and one eight-week summer session.
To support our students, the UTHealth School of Dentistry offers a state of the art facility which includes a clinical simluation and learning center, multipurpose labs, lecture rooms, television studio, faculty and administration offices, student lounge, clinical treatment areas and a library. We also offer the latest in technology in education and patient care. All of our offered programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been given the accredited status of approval.