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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.