School of Dentistry

Meet the Chair

Endodontics Chair

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Hargreaves is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at UT Health San Antonio. He is also a professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Department of Physiology, and the Department of Surgery. He currently holds the Endowment of Presidents Council Chair in Dental Research and The USAA Foundation President’s Distinguished University Chair in Neuroscience. He is also the COSTAR Program Director for the School of Dentistry.

Dr. Hargreaves in a suit and tie smiling at the camera

Welcome to the Department of Endodontics

The mission of our department is to prepare endodontists with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to provide endodontic treatment of the highest quality to all patients referred to their care, to communicate effectively with patients, students and other health care providers, and to critically evaluate new knowledge or techniques. These efforts are supported by outstanding faculty who lead the field in endodontics, academic administration, and clinical staff. Research is an important activity in the Department of Endodontics. Although our funded projects cover diverse topics, much of our efforts emphasize translational and basic science research projects that evaluate pain mechanisms. These studies are facilitated by a group of basic scientists with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise that work together as members of the Neuropharmacology Research Group to unravel the mystery of pain.