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Dean’s message

December 16, 2022

“Friends, there is so much to be excited about in the coming years, and so much to be proud of in the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.” – Dean Peter M. Loomer

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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.

A head start in public health

December 16, 2022

Dental and dental hygiene students support access to oral health care through a required rotation with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District’s Oral Health Program, which provides a glimpse at a career in public health.

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Broader connections for border care

December 16, 2022

Faculty and students will be providing community health workers with oral health education tailored to the individuals they serve along the Texas border.

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Unicorns among the mesquite

November 8, 2022

San Antonio’s reputation as a collegial, unpretentious place extends to the growing life science community. The spirit of collaboration among San Antonio’s biotechnology and medical device community has its origins in the history of cooperation between the military, academic and nonprofit research institutions.

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.

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

Researcher Leading Effort to Improve Health of Vulnerable Populations

December 15, 2021

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH, associate dean for advanced education programs and strategic initiatives for the School of Dentistry, has received multiple million dollar grants to bring advanced dental care to the underserved in nursing homes in and around San Antonio.

Kevin J. Donly, DDS

Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS, Receives 2021 Ann Page Griffin Humanitarian Award

December 15, 2021

Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS, was presented the 2021 Ann Page Griffin Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He was recognized for his outstanding commitment to improving the oral health of underserved populations.

Nursing School Responds to Evolving Patient Needs with Vaccines, Virtual Care

September 6, 2021

During the pandemic, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio addressed the health care needs of the university and overall community by running a state-approved vaccine hub with more than 159,000 vaccines provided to residents.

Responding to a Pandemic: Nurses Leading Extraordinary Team

September 6, 2021

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio led a university-wide effort to create and run the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus. The state-approved hub provided 159,137 vaccines.

Caring for the Caregiver: Support, Resources Transition to Virtual Platform

September 6, 2021

The School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program quickly adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering virtual support and resources to caregivers struggling with isolation while caring for a person living with dementia.

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, Receives 2021 Presidential Award in Clinical Excellence

September 6, 2021

Cindy Sickora, DNP, RN, vice dean of practice and engagement for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio, was awarded a 2021 Presidential Award in Clinical Excellence.