Dental

KSAT 12: Dental school taking steps to serve people with special needs

October 30, 2019

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines. Watch the full story at KSAT 12


Express-News: San Antonio researchers check synthetic version of capsaicin — the heat in chile peppers — for cancer-killing effects

June 10, 2019

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio, in collaboration with the University of Texas at San Antonio, have developed a new class of drugs called capsazepine analogs, which bear structural similarities to capsaicin. In preclinical testing on mice, the drugs have shown promise in dramatically reducing the size of tumors. See the Express-News coverage of this […]


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 […]


KENS 5: A win-win for San Antonio students young and old

February 11, 2019

Several dozen kids were bussed to the UT Health San Antonio’s School of Dentistry Friday morning, where they received free dental care from college students. Watch the full story at KENS 5


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 […]


New dean named for School of Dentistry

October 9, 2018

Dr. Loomer currently serves as chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and director of the Center for Global Oral Health Sciences at New York University College of Dentistry.