Street Medicine Initiative Mobile Dental clinic at Haven for Hope in San Antonio

Serving San Antonio and South Texas

October 29, 2019

For almost five decades, the School of Dentistry has made community outreach part of its educational curriculum. Students learn while helping patients who most need dental care.

Vidal G. Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H. discusses patient cases with students

Street Medicine

October 29, 2019

Dental and dental hygiene faculty and students are providing dental care to homeless residents who take shelter at the outdoor Courtyard at Haven for Hope.

Kelsey Reyes examines a patient

Refugee Clinic

October 29, 2019

While providing oral health care to recent immigrants, dental and dental hygiene students gain knowledge of global health issues.

Claudia Cavazos, D.D.S.

Laredo Outreach

October 29, 2019

For more than 30 years, students have gained invaluable experience while caring for underserved patients in the border town of Laredo, Texas.

Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya

Improving Oral Health in Africa

October 29, 2019

Dean Peter Loomer is dedicating his research to improving oral health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through preventive education programs.

Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S.

40 Years Dedicated to Education, Mission Trips

October 29, 2019

Alumnus Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S., has spent 40 years teaching students, caring for patients, and participating in mission outreach to improve oral health education.