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.
The School of Dentistry introduced the first Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program in Laredo. The two-year hybrid program, based at the UT Education and Research Center at Laredo, addresses a projected shortage of dental hygienists in South Texas through 2030 by training dental hygienists locally.
Rising from a foundation of knowledge
A School of Dentistry outreach program in Kenya is creating oral health advocates through an all-girls boarding school. The students' efforts in the community aim to rebuild wellness by reducing disease through the spread of knowledge.
A Center for Global and Community Oral Health
The School of Dentistry has officially launched the Center for Global and Community Oral Health, consolidating programs that generate data on oral diseases. The center aims to unite dental professionals and investigators to address oral health needs in underserved communities globally.
A lifelong commitment to accessible care
A variety of dental public health initiatives have launched that bring oral health education, preventative dental care and comprehensive dental treatment to thousands of South Texans, including those living in rural communities and nursing homes.
Veterans, we’ve got your six
Veterans face unique challenges due to exposures from hazardous substances during military service. With over 4,000 new diagnoses of blood cancers in veterans annually, UT Dentistry is poised to assist with dental needs before, during and after cancer treatment.
International dentists in pursuit of the American dream
The School of Dentistry is able to support the dreams of foreign-trained dentists who wish to pursue dentistry in the U.S. through an array of specialized training and mentorship programs.