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

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 possibly return to underserved areas to provide dental care.
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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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Part-Time Professor Enjoying “Retirement”

Barry W. Holleron, D.D.S., has spent the last 24 years teaching junior and senior dental students. Now in his "retirement" from his private practice, he calls teaching three days a week fun and not a job.
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Part-Time Faculty Member Teaching Here Since 1971

In 1971, Glenn R. Walters, D.D.S., taught endodontics to the first sophomores at the School of Dentistry. Since then, he has taught many generations of students with the same enthusiasm and expertise.
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Revived Women Dentists Group Garners National Awards

Dental students revive dormant student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists. Student leaders organize myriad events and garner national awards for their efforts.
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Oral Surgeon Continues Facial Artistry with Clay

James Duncan, D.D.S., adjunct professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, now uses his skilled hands to create facial artistry with clay.
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Professor Earns Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Brian L. Mealey, D.D.S., M.S., professor of periodontics, was recognized by the University of Texas System with a 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
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Dr. Adriana Segura to Serve in New Leadership Role

Adriana Segura, D.D.S., M.S., is serving as the School of Dentistry's first associate dean for academic, faculty and student affairs.
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Retired Assistant Dean Recognized for ADEA Service

William "Bill" D. Hendricson, M.S., M.A., retired assistant dean of education and faculty development, was honored for his longtime service and leadership by the American Dental Education Association.
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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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