Academics

The Domino Effect

Devon Harris, fourth-year dental student, and Hevony Rodriguez, third-year dental student, are among the initial recipients of Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.
Devon Harris, fourth-year dental student, and Hevony Rodriguez, third-year dental student, are among the initial recipients of Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.

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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A Lifelong Dedication

Birgit Junfin Glass, D.D.S., M.S.

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., clinical professor of comprehensive dentistry, enjoys teaching junior and senior dental students.
Barry W. Holleron, D.D.S., clinical professor of comprehensive dentistry, enjoys teaching junior and senior dental students.

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

Glenn Walters, D.D.S., associate professor of endodontics, is in his 46th year of teaching endodontics at the School of Dentistry.
Glenn Walters, D.D.S., associate professor of endodontics, is in his 46th year of teaching endodontics at the School of Dentistry.

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

Student leaders (front from left) Krishna Patel, Marinee Cabrera, Nancy Wong, Kristan Rodriguez, (back from left) Stephanie Lomeli, Madiha Khanani, Kim Do and Gaby Aranda enjoy one of the many events hosted by the San Antonio student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists.
Student leaders (front from left) Krishna Patel, Marinee Cabrera, Nancy Wong, Kristan Rodriguez, (back from left) Stephanie Lomeli, Madiha Khanani, Kim Do and Gaby Aranda enjoy one of the many events hosted by the San Antonio student chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists.

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 artistic abilities to create sculptures in his home studio.

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.

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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