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December 16, 2022

School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students were recognized in 2022 for clinical excellence, leadership, research and so much more.

Just the facts

December 16, 2022

The No. 1 dental school in Texas, according to an international ranking, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry continued to raise the bar while supporting its missions in 2022.

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Meeting the need

December 16, 2022

Class of 2010 alumna, Christina Meiners, DDS, FICD, recounts her journey to becoming a dentist, explains her passion for outreach and advocacy for more underrepresented minorities within the dental professions.

Alumnus Continues Family Legacy of Dedication to Dental Excellence

December 15, 2021

Ronald K. Crabtree, DDS Class of 1983, is the grandson of an oral surgeon and son of a specialist in oral and maxillofacial radiology. He is continuing the family’s legacy of providing outstanding oral care with his wife, son and daughter-in-law. His son-in-law and daughter have an orthodontic practice.

Graduate Following Mentors’ Footsteps

December 15, 2021

Kara Tapangan, DDS Class of 2019, decided to attend the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio because her mentors are alumni. She fondly recalls the strong faculty support system that helped her to excel. Dr. Tapangan is an associate dentist in San Antonio and working toward partnership.

Dental Hygienist Enjoys Challenging, Rewarding Role

December 15, 2021

Karla Roush, BSDH Class of 2015, RDH, has found her niche as a dental hygienist in a unique environment. Roush works in the San Antonio State Supported Living Center with adults who have intellectual and development disabilities. She has learned to be sensitive to patients’ very specific needs while helping them maintain good oral hygiene.

Graduate Blends Pediatric Dentistry, Military Career

December 15, 2021

Amanda N. Robles, BSDH Class of 2019, RDH, credits great professors for her success in earning her degree in the School of Dentistry. Robles has found her calling in pediatric dentistry as a dental hygienist. She also enjoys a career as a member of the Texas Air National Guard.

Alumni News

Alumni Share Professional Accomplishments

December 15, 2021

Read about professional accomplishments by graduates of the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio. Our graduates are leaders in general and specialty dentistry across the state and the country.

In Memoriam

School of Dentistry: In Memoriam

December 15, 2021

The School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio mourns the loss of Paul E. McLerran, DDS Class of 1974, of San Antonio and Todd R. Ehrlich, DDS Class of 1998, FACD, of Spicewood.

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Amber Ather, DMD, Named 2021 10 Under 10 Award Winner

December 15, 2021

Amber Ather, DMD, was named one of the 2021 10 Under 10 Award winners by the American Dental Association. He graduated from the School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education in Endodontics program in 2020 and completed his Master of Science in Dental Science in 2021.

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.

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Ryushiro Sugita, DDS, MS, and Michael P. Vieth, DDS, MS, Named Orban Finalists

December 15, 2021

Ryushiro Sugita, DDS, MS, and Michael P. Vieth, DDS, MS, were named finalists in the 2021 Balint Orban Memorial Program by the American Academy of Periodontology. The Orban competition allows current and recent periodontal residents to present clinical and basic science research.