Center for Oral Health Care & Research

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A reason to smile

“The new building will allow us to care for patients with the same compassion and tailored treatment we have always provided, but in a new state-of-the-art facility. Ensuring patients’ oral health is an investment in their overall health and well-being. We pride ourselves on helping make their lives better,” William Dodge, D.D.S., Dental School dean.

The $15 million community goal for the new Center for Oral Health Care & Research will equip the Dental School’s new home with the latest tools and technology to help ensure continued success for the next generation of students, faculty, residents and the thousands of patients who come to the Health Science Center from across the globe.

As the top-ranked professional school within The University of Texas System and one of the most prestigious schools in the United States and the world, the Dental School leads in research discoveries, outstanding patient care and education.

The new center will foster advancements in these endeavors and propel them to the next level. The delivery of oral health care changes rapidly in today’s world, and the new center will provide the flexibility to respond to and accommodate new technologies and training as they emerge.

The Center for Oral Health Care & Research is scheduled to open July 2015. To see a 3-D and 360-degree rendering of the building, visit


The center’s location on the North Campus places it in close proximity to the university’s Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, the South Texas Research Facility (STRF), and the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), the clinical practice facility for the faculty of the School of Medicine. With these world-class facilities nearby, patients will have access to the finest inter-professional health care available that addresses not only the patients’ symptom or disease, but their total well-being.

Building highlights

  • Cost: $108 million, which includes $93 million from The UT System Permanent University Fund, state bonds and university clinical revenue
  • Size: 198,000 gross square feet
  • Stories: Four
  • Patient exam areas: 400 operatories

Center for Oral Health Care & Research

Community Goal: $15 million to fund equipment and technology and pre-doctoral clinic areas in the Center for Oral Health Care & Research.


“The Dental School gave me everything I needed – an outstanding education, mentoring and experience – to begin what has become my lifelong passion and career in dentistry. I ask you to give what you can to continue this legacy for the next generation of students. Your gift will help provide the best equipment, technology and training for future dentists who will deliver the finest care to patients in our community and throughout the state and nation.”
– Warren Branch, D.D.S., Dental School alumnus and campaign chairperson

For more information

To make a gift or discuss a naming opportunity for the Center for Oral Health Care & Research, contact Sara Piety at or 210-567-6536.
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