Patient Care

Jeffrey L. Hicks, D.D.S.

Comprehensive Dentistry Professor Selected SCDA President

November 9, 2017

Jeffrey L. Hicks, D.D.S., professor of comprehensive dentistry, was elected the president of the Special Care Dentistry Association, which represents dentists and dental hygienists who care for patients with special needs.



David Cochran, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.

Periodontics Chair Presides Over World Symposium

November 9, 2017

David Cochran, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S. professor and chair of periodontics, recently completed a four-year term as president of the International Team for Implantology.




UT Health Patient First to Receive New Brain Stimulation System

August 29, 2017

UT Health patient first in San Antonio to receive new brain simulation system. Young Parkinson’s disease patient regains quality of life.




University’s Physician Practice Expands to Popular Boerne Area

August 28, 2017

Long School of Medicine opens newest outpatient practice near Boerne for Hill Country residents.




Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., Leading UT Health Cancer Center

August 27, 2017

Dr. Ruben Mesa is now director of the UT Health Cancer Center. He came from Arizona where he served as deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.




The Future of Research – Michael A. Liss, M.D., M.A.S.

August 24, 2017

Physician-researcher concentrates on early detection of prostate cancer and kidney cancer as well as the interaction of host-microbiome in cancer development and treatment.




Leading the Charge for Change

May 23, 2017

Alumna Wren Deavers, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP-PC, used knowledge gained from her D.N.P. courses to improve the treatment of children with asthma in rural Texas.



For her dissertation, Gretchel Gealogo, Ph.D., RN, gathered data from dementia patients with the goal of improving the quality of care by health care providers and the patients’ ability to contribute to their health care decisions.

Giving Patients a Voice

May 12, 2017

Alumna Gretchel Gealogo, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, gathered data from dementia patients with the goal of improving the quality of care by health care providers and the patients’ ability to contribute to their health care decisions.



Charles Hoag, B.S.N., RN, joined the School of Nursing as clinic manager for the school's clinical enterprises.

New Clinic Manager Oversees School’s Clinical Enterprises

May 12, 2017

Charles Hoag, B.S.N., RN, has joined the School of Nursing as the clinic manager for the school’s clinical enterprises.



Tam Van, D.D.S, director of the Geriatric Dentistry Clinic, works with Keely Long, third-year dental student, to provide dental care to longtime patient Kenneth Albert.

Providing Compassionate Care to Geriatric Patients

November 28, 2016

Dental school alumna Tam Van, D.D.S., teaches students the importance of delivering compassionate care to elderly patients with complex health issues or cognitive limitations.



Professor Bill Saunders (right) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh presents the award to Edward Ellis III, D.D.S., M.S., in Edinburgh.

Oral Surgeon Earns International Honor in Scotland

November 28, 2016

Edward Ellis III, D.D.S., M.S., oral and maxillofacial surgery chair, received international acclaim when he was named to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.



The OMS practice has six custom-designed surgical suites.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Filling the Space with Excellence

November 28, 2016

In the Center for Oral Health Care & Research, UT Dentistry San Antonio’s Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery practice has grown to meet the need for specialized care.