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Health Science Center Dental School

Dedicated to Excellence: 35 Years and Counting


November 2004

2005 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Health Science Centerís Dental School - a time to celebrate the accomplishments of its remarkable faculty and staff members, students and alumni who have made the Dental School one of the best in the nation.

Congratulations to the Dental School for:
  • Leading the nation in the number of American Association for Dental Research student research awards for the past 15 years

  • Leading the nation in the number of faculty members who have been elected president of the AADR

  • Establishing the Mobile Dental Van program in 1986 to provide dental care to San Antonio schoolchildren, migrant children, underserved South Texas residents, mentally compromised patients and young athletes seeking injury prevention

  • Establishing the School-Based Preventive Dentistry Program at Coronado Elementary School in 1987

  • Being ranked No. 1 among the nationís dental schools by U.S. News & World Report each year the magazine ranked dental schools since 1990

  • Establishing the Dental Early Admissions Program in 1990, creating educational opportunities for students at 17 affiliated colleges and universities in Texas

  • Becoming the first dental school in the nation to embark on a virtually complete electronic curriculum support system in 2000

  • Establishing the Dental Hispanic Center of Excellence in 2001

  • Establishing the Pediatric Dental Care Program at the Salinas Clinic on San Antonioís West Side in 2003






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