School of Dentistry

We Train Highly Sought-After Clinicians

Superior Student Experience - To help you thrive and meet the complex demands of the professional school setting

  • More than 2,000 hours of patient care learning experiences
  • Focus is on providing comprehensive you'll practice after graduation
  • DS3: 7 half-days of clinic
  • DS4: 8 half-days of clinic

A General Practice-Based Comprehensive Care Clinical Program

  • Eight General Practice Groups (GPGs) - 200 clinic chairs
    • Each GPG is ~25 DS3s and DS4s supported by core faculty, dental assistants, scheduler, and patient care coordinator
    • Students are assigned to their GPG in fall of DS1 year
    • DS1 and DS2 assist upperclassmen in their GPG

Rotations Enhance Your Clinical Training

DS3 Year DS4 Year
Oral Surgery Dental Emergency Clinic
Dental Emergency Dental Hygiene
Geriatrics Oral Medicine
Pediatric Dentistry Oral Surgery
Periodontics Pediatric Dentistry
  Primary Care - Haven for Hope
  Primary Care - South Texas Rotation

Jumpstart Your Career with Important Clinical Skills

  • Extensive training in endodontics, including treatment of molars
  • Esthetic dentistry cases
  • Graduate with experience in CAD/CAM
    • Every student graduate with intraoral scanning (digital impression) experience
    • Replaces conventional impression techniques
    • Part of a fully digital workflow - crowns are designed virtually, then milled
    • Each GPG has its own TRIOS scanner
  • Opt for Invisalign Certification
    • Complete Parts 1 and 2 certification course during DS3 and DS4
    • Complete Part 3 (Invisalign Activation Course) after graduation at no cost
    • Retail value for this course is $2,995.00

Customize Your Education

  • Choose from an extensive menu of selective courses to enrich your education
    • Molar Endodontics
    • Geriatric Dentistry
    • Dental Spanish
    • Preclinical Orthodontic Techniques
    • Heros for the Homeless
    • Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Externship
    • Academic Dental Careers Fellowship