Salute Magazine

2016 issue
Varun Pokkamthanam Joseph

First Dental Student Appointed UT Regent

Varun Joseph, fourth-year dental student at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed student regent for the UT System Board of Regents.

Professors Receive Regents’ Teaching Awards

Three outstanding faculty members who teach dental students were selected to receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from the UT System.
Michael P. Mills, D.M.D.

Faculty Member Earns National Educator Award

Michael P. Mills, D.M.D., received the Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.
Some of the 100 dental students are shown with their white coats before the first coat initiation ceremony.

Welcome to the Profession

The entering Dental Class of 2020 and Dental Hygiene Class of 2018 were honored during the 19th Annual Welcome to the Profession ceremony in August.
Yanet Quade, B.S.D.H., Class of 2016

Dental Hygiene Program Thriving in New Home

The Dental Hygiene Program is fully integrated into one of the country’s top dental schools. Students, faculty and patients all benefit from this affiliation.
Fourth-year dental students Mohsen Khobyari, Roberto Olivares, Gabriela Aranda and Mariam Sayed join Associate Professor Kevin Gureckis, D.M.D. (back row right), in appreciating Cynthia Giles (center) and her longtime dedication to the School of Dentistry.

Employee Recognition: A Joy to Behold

For more than 40 years, Cynthia Giles, registered dental assistant, has brought an unwavering dedication and a positive, infectious attitude to the School of Dentistry.

Teaching Honors Program Leads National Effort

The Teaching Honors Program has greatly increased the number of graduates who choose to teach after graduating from the School of Dentistry.

Military Scholarship Provides New Way to Serve

After earning his degree on a military HPSP scholarship, Jeff Marrs, fourth-year dental student, will return to active duty as a dentist.
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