Salute Magazine

Salute is the official magazine for the alumni and friends of the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read and share inspiring stories highlighting our dental alumni, faculty and students who are revolutionizing education, research, patient care and critical services in the communities they serve.

Featured Stories

Graduates Create Seed Award for Fourth-Year Student Leaders

Two anonymous donors, who are both alumni of the dental school, created a Seed Award for fourth-year students who are exceptionally committed to their profession, community and university.

Harris Siegel, D.M.D. (from left), and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., had a fateful meeting on the first day of their residency at the School of Dentistry. Now, 24 years later, the two friends share a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Fateful Encounter Results in Friendship, Shared Career

Harris Siegel, D.M.D., and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., met on the first day of their residency program at the School of Dentistry. That meeting has resulted in a 24-year friendship and a 21-year business partnership.

Dental and dental hygiene students provide free oral care to a resident at the SAMMinistries’ Transitional Living and Learning Center.

Serving the Community

Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty provide free dental care at the Infante Dental Clinic at the SAMMinistries' Transitional Living and Learning Center.

Devon Harris, fourth-year dental student, and Hevony Rodriguez, third-year dental student, are among the initial recipients of Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.

The Domino Effect

A $2.4 million, four-year federal grant is allowing the dental school to enroll and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and, by reducing their financial burden, helping them to possibly return to underserved areas to provide dental care.

A Lifelong Dedication

Birgit Junfin Glass, D.D.S., M.S., was one of the first female graduates of the dental school. She then spent the next 42 years at her alma mater dedicated to students, colleagues and academia.

Sebastian Featured

A Smile for Sebastian

Pediatric dentists lead families through cleft lip and palate journey. Newborns often see dentists before they even go home from hospital.

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