The magazine of the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Weed Teaches with Both Hands, All Heart

Roger Weed, D.D.S., has dedicated 40 years to teaching dental students. His previous career as a pilot in Vietnam almost prevented his dental career from occurring.
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Leading a Life of Grace, Success

Eugene Derricotte, D.D.S., came to the School of Dentistry to teach after breaking barriers in education, football, military and dentistry. He blazed trails for others to follow.
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Going the Long Distance

Wayne Gardner, D.D.S., M.S., survived a life-altering accident during dental school. He now shares his life experience and dental expertise with students facing their own challenges.
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Scholarship Inspires Student

As the first recipient of the Shane Epperson Memorial Scholarship, Chris Jones is inspired by the scholarship’s namesake.
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First Dental Student Appointed UT Regent

Varun Joseph, fourth-year dental student at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed student regent for the UT System Board of Regents.
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Professors Receive Regents’ Teaching Awards

Three outstanding faculty members who teach dental students were selected to receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the UT System.
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Faculty Member Earns National Educator Award

Michael P. Mills, D.M.D., received the Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Dr. Robert Taft Named Comprehensive Dentistry Chair

Robert Taft, D.D.S., joined the School of Dentistry as chair of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain.
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Welcome to the Profession

The entering Dental Class of 2020 and Dental Hygiene Class of 2018 were honored during the 19th Annual Welcome to the Profession ceremony in August.
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Dental Hygiene Program Thriving in New Home

The Dental Hygiene Program is fully integrated into one of the country’s top dental schools. Students, faculty and patients all benefit from this affiliation.
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