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

Smile Makers

Pediatric Dentists Lead Families Through Cleft Lip, Palate Journey

The Domino Effect

Scholarships Reduce Students' Debt With Goal of Benefiting Underserved

A Lifelong Dedication

Alumna Dedicates Career to School of Dentistry

Serving the Community

Dental Hygiene Students and Dental Students Provide Oral Care to Homeless

Academics

The Domino Effect

A $2.4 million, four-year federal grant is allowing the dental school to enroll and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and, by reducing their financial burden, helping them to...
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Dental Students Enjoy NIDCR Internship

Dental students Kyle Gopffarth and Brandon Key spent last summer participating in internships at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
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A Lifelong Dedication

Birgit Junfin Glass, D.D.S., M.S., was one of the first female graduates of the dental school. She then spent the next 42 years at her alma mater dedicated to students, colleagues and academia.
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Research

Dr. Brij Singh Named Associate Dean for Research

Brij B. Singh, Ph.D., recently joined the School of Dentistry as associate dean for research and professor of periodontics.
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A Formidable Foe

Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor of comprehensive dentistry, is focusing her research on finding new ways to battle oral cancer, which has had no new effective therapies for more than 40 years.
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For Patient’s Sake

John D. Rugh, Ph.D., professor and director of the Evidence-Based Practice Program, created a program to accelerate science transfer after seeing the length of time between a breakthrough discovery and actual dental practice.
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Patient Care

A Smile for Sebastian

Pediatric dentists lead families through cleft lip and palate journey. Newborns often see dentists before they even go home from hospital.
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Endodontics: A Resource for Dentists

The UT Dentistry Endodontic Practice offers specialized treatment with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment.
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Faculty Member Named Dentist of the Year

Kevin Gureckis, professor of comprehensive dentistry, was selected Texas Dentist of the Year at the Texas Academy Awards.
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Alumni

Graduates Create Seed Award for Fourth-Year Student Leaders

Two anonymous donors, who are both alumni of the dental school, created a Seed Award for fourth-year students who are exceptionally committed to their profession, community and university.
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A Fateful Encounter Results in Friendship, Shared Career

Harris Siegel, D.M.D., and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., met on the first day of their residency program at the School of Dentistry. That meeting has resulted in a 24-year friendship and a 21-year business partnership.
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Couple Dedicated to Patients, Profession and Community

Drs. Jennifer and Jamie Bone met while attending the School of Dentistry. In addition to sharing a love for each other, the couple are committed to helping one patient at a time in their practice.
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