Patient Care

Artist's rendition of Special Needs clinic

Creating a Clinic for People with Special Needs

October 29, 2019

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.

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.

Concepcion Barboza, D.D.S., Susan Horta with patient Terri Davis

Patient Care: A Team Effort

October 29, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of dental experts and specialists from across UT Health San Antonio helped a New Braunfels woman before, during and after her battle with tongue cancer.

Karen Wuertz, D.D.S., Alex Dougherty, and Bill Rose, D.D.S.

Alumni Volunteers Teaching Students

October 29, 2019

From just months to many years after graduating, alumni of the School of Dentistry return as volunteers to teach the next generation of dental professionals.

photo of the nine-member pain research team

The Notable Nine

October 29, 2019

One of the nation’s leading pain research teams can be found in a lab in the School of Dentistry. These nine researchers are battling America’s addiction to pain medicines.

Dental student with patient

Assisting Patient Care, Education in Valley

October 29, 2019

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

Kara Whittington, D.D.S. and Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S.

Continuing Legacy of Support in Laredo

October 29, 2019

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