Academics


A Safety Net: Pediatric Dental Clinic Offers Oral Care for All Children

December 15, 2021

School of Dentistry pediatric dentistry faculty, residents and students provide comprehensive dental care to children who otherwise would not receive it. Because of philanthropic and governmental support, the UT Health San Antonio Ricardo Salinas Clinic remains an invaluable service to the community.




A Historic Commencement in 2021 for the School of Dentistry

December 15, 2021

The School of Dentistry’s 2021 dental and dental hygiene graduates overcame the interruptions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to complete their degrees. Commencement in May 2021 was a historic and socially distanced all-school event at the Alamodome.



Peter Michael Loomer, BSc, DDS, PhD, MRCD(C), FACD

Dean’s Message

December 15, 2021

Peter Michael Loomer, BSc, DDS, PhD, MRCD(C), FACD, dean of the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio, explains outstanding achievements during the often challenging year of 2021.




Endowed Professorship Honors Beloved Pediatric Dentistry Professor

December 15, 2021

The Dr. Timothy B. Henson Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio honors the memory of a special pediatric dentistry professor who is remembered for being a gifted educator, innovative pediatric dentist, and a true friend to the school’s faculty, residents and students.



Anibal R. Diogenes, DDS, MS, PhD

Anibal R. Diogenes, DDS, MS, PhD, Receives Prestigious Osetek Educator Award

December 15, 2021

Anibal R. Diogenes, DDS, MS, PhD, was presented the prestigious Edward M. Osetek Educator Award by the American Association of Endodontists during its 2021 virtual annual meeting.



LEA EL HACHEM, DDS, MS

Lea El Hachem, DDS, MS, Elected Vice Chair of AAP’s Pre-doctoral Group

December 15, 2021

Lea El Hachem, DDS, MS, pre-doctoral program director in the Department of Periodontics, has been elected as vice chair of the American Academy of Periodontology’s Pre-doctoral Directors Organization.



Mark A. Miller, DMD, MD, FACS

Mark A. Miller, DMD, MD, FACS, Receives 2020 Faculty Educator Development Award

December 15, 2021

Mark A. Miller, DMD, MD, FACS, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Faculty Educator Development Award by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.



Amanda Morris, DMD

Amanda Morris, DMD, Selected as 2021 Awardee of Kramer Scholar Award

December 15, 2021

Amanda Morris, DMD, has been selected as the 2021 awardee of the Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence by the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. This highly esteemed award recognizes an outstanding periodontal resident.



Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc

Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc, Receives Awards for Research, Residency Work

December 15, 2021

Camila Pacheco-Pereira, DDS, MBA, MSc, was presented with the 2020 William H. Rollins Award for Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the 2020 Howard R. Raper Graduate Student Award by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology



GLENN R. WALTERS, DDS

Glenn R. Walters, DDS, Retires from School of Dentistry with 49 Years of Service

December 15, 2021

Glenn R. Walters, DDS, associate professor of endodontics, trained every dental student in the School of Dentistry from 1971 through May 1, 2020. Dr. Walters packed away his endodontic ruler and retired from UT Health San Antonio after 49 years of service.




Teaching Physician-Scientists to Think Outside Their Box

November 15, 2021

UT Health San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program is nationally renowned for being one of the most diverse MD/PhD programs. STX MSTP is creating physician-scientists who bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to clinical practices and laboratories.




Orthopaedics: We Wrote the Book on It

November 15, 2021

The Department of Orthopaedics in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio was founded by pioneering educators and surgeons who wrote the textbooks for the profession. Today’s orthopaedic surgeons and professors are still leading the way in their specialty areas.