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2024 Predoctoral Convocation Awards

 

The School of Dentistry celebrated the accomplishments of its predoctoral dental students during the 2024 Predoctoral Convocation Awards at the end of April.

Stefanie Seitz, DDS, MEd, assistant dean for students and associate clinical professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, emceed the event, which recognized 27 individuals and presented over $31,000 in scholarship and award winnings.


2024 School of Dentistry Senior Awards Ceremony

 

On Friday, May 17, 2024, the School of Dentistry held its annual Senior Awards Ceremony for Doctor of Dental Surgery graduates. This year’s ceremony included breakfast at the event center in the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham located in the Medical Center.


Josue Murillo wins first-place at IADR

 

We are thrilled to announce that Josue De Jesus Murillo, a DDS/PhD student at the School of Dentistry received first place in the neuroscience poster competition at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) conference. The IADR is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing dental, oral and craniofacial research worldwide.


Dental student recognized as a 2024 Presidential Ambassador Scholar

 

UT Health San Antonio’s 2024 Presidential Ambassador Scholars were officially recognized by Acting President Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, last month.

Hromas, with assistance from the deans and associate deans from the schools, presented each student with their medals and recognized their achievements, with each ambassador awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The ambassadors will represent the student body and the university at multiple events throughout the year.


School of Dentistry 2024 graduates

 

On Saturday, May 18, 1,098 graduates from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio participated in the combined spring and summer commencement ceremony at the Alamodome.

The School of Dentistry awarded degrees or certificates to 172 graduates, including 107 Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees and 19 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degrees.

Watch below as graduates reflect on their experiences and the lessons they’ll carry into their futures as dental providers.


Hundreds of students celebrated for their achievements

Jubilant graduates crossed the stage at the Alamodome to receive their diplomas Saturday, May 18. Proud parents, family members and friends witnessed the celebratory sights and sounds of the 1,098 graduates of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio who crossed the stage during the combined spring and summer commencement ceremony on […]


Dental hygiene 2024 graduate aims to build confidence through compassion

Natalie Cordeiro, who will soon become a 2024 graduate of the School of Dentistry, believes a visit to the dentist can be a transformative experience for patient and hygienist alike.


2024 Presidential Ambassador Scholars recognized

UT Health San Antonio’s 2024 Presidential Ambassador Scholars were officially recognized by Acting President Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, on April 23. Hromas, with assistance from the deans and associate deans from the schools, presented each student with their medals and recognized their achievements at the Academic and Administration Building, Room 302, with each ambassador awarded a $5,000 […]


An oral cancer screening ‘can be lifesaving’

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Oral and oropharyngeal cancers account for more than 58,000 new cancer cases each year in the U.S. alone, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment, making routine dental checkups more than about clean teeth and fresh breath. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and dentists […]


42nd Annual School of Dentistry Research and Clinical Symposium

The School of Dentistry celebrated its 42nd Annual Research and Clinical Symposium this February in the Holly Auditorium and Foyer. This year’s symposium welcomed full attendance for the more than 35 oral and poster research presentations by pre-doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral students, residents, dental and dental hygiene students, and dental faculty.


UT Dentistry provides free cosmetic dentistry evaluation consultations

  Register now for a free smile evaluation and cosmetic dentistry consultation on Smile Day with UT Dentistry’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Clinic residents. The free consultations will take place April 18 and April 19 at UT Dentistry’s Advanced Education General Dentistry Clinic, located in the Center for Oral Health Care and Research at […]


An oral cancer screening ‘can be lifesaving’

With oral and oropharyngeal cancers accounting for more than 58,000 new cancer cases each year in the U.S. , routine dental check-ups are more than about clean teeth and fresh breath, they “can be lifesaving.”


The School of Dentistry and National Children’s Dental Health Month recognized with city proclamation

Representing the School of Dentistry at the San Antonio City Council meeting on Feb. 15  from left to right are Shikha Puri, MPH, dental public health resident; Vanessa Borrego, executive assistant to the dean; Lydia Leos, BBA, associate dean for administration; Brij Singh, PhD, associate dean for research; Peter M. Loomer, DDS, PhD, MBA, dean School of Dentistry; Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD, City Councilwoman District 4; Juanita Lozano-Pineda, DDS, MPH, associate dean for external affairs; Adriana Segura, DDS, MS, sr.


DDS admissions team thanks faculty and student volunteers for a successful admissions season


The School of Dentistry is finalizing its Doctor of Dental Surgery Class of 2028 as a result of the dedication and hard work by the staff, faculty and dental students who helped organize, review and interview this year’s applicants.

A committee of faculty members makes up the school’s Admission Review Panel (ARP) Committee. This year, these members reviewed 1,131 applications in order to select the most qualified candidates for interviews. 


Angela Palaiologou Gallis named president of the American Board of Periodontology


Please join us in congratulating Angela Palaiologou Gallis, DDS, MS, professor and director of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program in the Department of Periodontics, on her well-deserved appointment as the president of the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). 


School of Dentistry awardees of 2024 Presidential Excellence Awards


UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, MD, MACP, announced the 2024 Presidential Excellence Award winners on Feb. 12. Among those honorees are two exceptional members from the School of Dentistry, who will be celebrated at a special awards dinner with a plaque and a cash award.


Jeffrey Mabry receives professionalism award recognition from CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital


Jeffrey Mabry, DDS, clinical professor in the Department of Developmental Dentistry and director of the Dental Center for Children at CHRISTUS Children's Hospital in San Antonio, has been recognized by CHRISTUS for his demonstration of outstanding professionalism in values, ethics, high-quality patient care and safe practices.


University among top-ranking academic research medical centers

  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) received $131.5 million in National Institutes of Health funding in federal fiscal year 2023, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The university ranked No. 72 out of the 2,886 public and private institutions that received […]


School of Dentistry ready to serve patients with special needs

The School of Dentistry celebrated the opening of its Phil and Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic on Feb. 7. The clinic will provide comprehensive dental care for adults and children with intellectual, developmental, cognitive or physical disabilities, and those with complex medical conditions.