Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)

The Doctor of Dental Surgery is the dental degree that is required for the general practice of dentistry. It also is required for any advanced education programs. Our program at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry combines multidisciplinary training with a strong clinical focus, which prepares our students for a range of dental careers.

Open House Tour Information

  • Predental clubs are invited to visit in the spring 
  • Learn about admissions requirements and process and the benefits of attending UT Health San Antonio
  • Tours include lunch with students and a tour of our clinics
  • Predental club leadership can contact

Quick Facts

Our internationally recognized School of Dentistry is at the forefront of dental education, research, community service and patient care in South Texas. As a leading academic health center, we attract world-renowned faculty to educate the next generation of oral health care professionals.


Students per entering class

Overall GPA: 3.69
DAT / AA: 20.9
DAT / PAT: 20.9


Patient visits in our predoctoral clinics. An additional 4,789 patient visits take place in off-campus clinical locations.


External rotation sites in our Dental Education Outreach Network, where DS1 through DS4 students gain real-world experience.


Opening of the Dr. Phil & Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic, where we will meet the needs of patients with cognitive and physical disabilities, while providing interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students.