Patient Care

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Oral medicine: Two disciplines, one purpose

December 16, 2022

In 2020, the American Dental Association officially recognized oral medicine as the 11th dental specialty, but for more than 75 years, oral medicinists like David Ojeda Diaz, DDS, have been bridging the practice of medicine and dentistry.

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From bench to bedside

November 8, 2022

The fact that 90% of compounds in clinical trials fail to receive Food and Drug Administration approval doesn’t fully account for the magnitude of the drug discovery challenge. Getting a new drug to the patient is exceedingly hard. Innovative science is not enough to advance patient care. This preclinical challenge must be successfully overcome, yet few scientists have the expertise to do this. Creating a team dedicated to help biomedical scientists successfully traverse the valley of death is essential for bringing a significant discovery to the clinic.

Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon, Multidisciplinary Team Provide Best Care

December 15, 2021

When Alessia was born, she was diagnosed with Apert syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes premature fusion of the bones of the skull, hands and feet. Mark A. Miller, DMD,
MD, FACS, pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgeon with the School of Dentistry, worked with a multidisciplinary team to perform an invasive surgery when she was 2 years old.

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.

In-Kind Gift from Zyris Helps School Provide Treatment

December 15, 2021

A very timely gift from Zyris, Inc.’s Dental Education Partnership Program allowed the School of Dentistry to take advantage of Zyris’ aerosol isolation system to assist in fully opening the school’s clinical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The gift was made in honor of David M. Bonner, DDS Class of 1980.

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.

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, Presented 2020 President’s Award by AAE

December 15, 2021

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, professor and chair of endodontics, was awarded the esteemed 2020 President’s Award by the American Association of Endodontists.

Pediatric Dentistry Practice

Pediatric Dentistry Practice for Birth through Teen Years

December 15, 2021

The School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio offers a pediatric dentistry practice for children, including special needs patients, from birth through teen years.

Transplanting Hope: Team Pushes Envelope for Living Donations

November 15, 2021

The Transplant Center at UT Health San Antonio is a leader in the new transplant technique of using living donors. Today’s novel approach to transplantation is rooted in the pioneers who created the successful program.

Winning the War Against Breast Cancer: One Battle at a Time

November 15, 2021

Researchers at UT Health San Antonio know that breast cancer is not one disease but many. Scientists are studying the genetic makeup of specific breast cancers to create targeted therapies that individualize treatment.

New Progress in the Substance-Use Epidemic

November 15, 2021

Researchers in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio are battling the substance-use epidemic through drug discovery in their labs. New treatments based on opioid receptor biochemistry are the key to responding to the deadly epidemic.

Orthopaedics: We Wrote the Book on It

November 15, 2021

The Department of Orthopaedics in the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio was founded by pioneering educators and surgeons who wrote the textbooks for the profession. Today’s orthopaedic surgeons and professors are still leading the way in their specialty areas.