Giving

Creating a Clinic for People with Special Needs

Artist's rendition of Special Needs clinic

Join the School of Dentistry as it creates a a new clinic for people with cognitive and physical disabilities in the Center for Oral Health Care and Research.

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Assisting Patient Care, Education in Valley

Dental student with patient
A grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is helping the School of Dentistry with its mission to increase access to oral health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is helping the School of Dentistry increase access to dental care to residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Continuing Legacy of Support in Laredo

Kara Whittington, D.D.S. and Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S.
Kara Whittington, D.D.S., second-year pediatric dental resident (left), examines a patient with Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S., who holds the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust Distinguished University Chair in Oral Health.

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust is marking 10 years of helping the dental school provide dental education and oral health care in South Texas.

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Honoring a Friend

Brian Chase with scholarship recipients Patricia Mendiola and Zeki Abdulaali.
Before this year’s Welcome to the Profession ceremony, scholarship donor Brian Chase (center) visited with scholarship recipients Patricia Mendiola and Zeki Abdulaali.

Brian Chase is honoring his friend’s memory with the Shane Epperson Memorial Scholarship for dental students who are active or former military members.

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Giving Back to School

Selina Fuentes, D.D.S.
Alumna Selina Fuentes, D.D.S. Class of 2018, gives back to the school by meeting with individual and groups of students.

Recent graduate Selina Fuentes, D.D.S., is giving back by donating her time to speak to individual and groups of students about her experiences.

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