School of Dentistry

Presidential Award winners 2019

2019 Presidential Award winners recognized

March 8, 2019

View the Presidential Awards video Linked by what President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, called a common “desire to contribute in a unique and meaningful way for the benefit of others,” extraordinary members of the faculty and staff were honored March 7 with Presidential Awards from UT Health San Antonio. The 17 individuals and one […]

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Dental program honored

February 26, 2019

The American Dental Association Foundation Tarrson Awards annually recognize excellence in dental school student programs that provide services to underserved populations within the U.S. Each award is valued at $5,000. This year the “E. “Bud” Tarrson Dental School Student Community Leadership Award” was presented to the SAMM Infante Dental SRFC, at UT Health San Antonio […]

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Dr. Hicks named vice-chair of dental accreditation commission

February 26, 2019

Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S., professor of comprehensive dentistry, has been appointed as vice-chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation for 2019. The commission serves the public and profession by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs. It employs a collaborative peer review accreditation process to […]

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Gail Tomlinson, Letitia Thompson and Michaell Huber

Health professionals urged to endorse HPV vaccination

February 21, 2019

“I only wonder how my life would have been different if I’d had the HPV vaccination,” said Liz Kapeel, 27, a graduate of Texas State University who now works in Austin. The young woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 25 and has received extensive treatment. She described her experiences at the “2019 HPV […]

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Dental students provide free care to Edgewood second-graders

February 1, 2019

A second-grader from Edgewood Independent School District must have had a really good dental checkup on Feb. 1, “Give Kids a Smile Day.” Leaving the exam area, he danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” playing on one of the dental student’s phones. He did the robot, the smooth criminal lean and of course, the moonwalk, as […]

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New dental student group raises funds for Autism Speaks

October 31, 2018

The student group raised $1,405 for Autism Speaks and staffed a booth where they handed our patient care materials and toothbrushes.

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