Salute Magazine

2019 issue
Peter M. Loomer, B.Sc., D.D.S., Ph.D., MRCD(C), FACD, visits with Peggy Alexander, D.D.S., M.P.H. and Joi Walls

New Dean Heads Dental School

Dean Peter M. Loomer joined the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio in February 2019. He came from New York University College of Dentistry.
Artist's rendition of Special Needs clinic

Creating a Clinic for People with Special Needs

Join the School of Dentistry as it creates a a new clinic for people with cognitive and physical disabilities in the Center for Oral Health Care and Research.
Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S.

Alumna Named UConn Dental Dean

UConn Dental Dean Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S. Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., attained her passion for research at the School of Dentistry.

A Message from the Dean

Peter Michael Loomer, B.Sc., D.D.S., Ph.D., MRCD(C), FACD, offers his first Dean's Message in the 2019 Salute magazine of the School of Dentistry.
Street Medicine Initiative Mobile Dental clinic at Haven for Hope in San Antonio

Serving San Antonio and South Texas

For almost five decades, the School of Dentistry has made community outreach part of its educational curriculum. Students learn while helping patients who most need dental care.
Vidal G. Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H. discusses patient cases with students

Street Medicine

Dental and dental hygiene faculty and students are providing dental care to homeless residents who take shelter at the outdoor Courtyard at Haven for Hope.
Kelsey Reyes examines a patient

Refugee Clinic

While providing oral health care to recent immigrants, dental and dental hygiene students gain knowledge of global health issues.
Claudia Cavazos, D.D.S.

Laredo Outreach

For more than 30 years, students have gained invaluable experience while caring for underserved patients in the border town of Laredo, Texas.
Stephanie Tran

Curriculum Revamped

Critical self-assessment of first- and second-year curriculum results in replacing 52 silo-based courses with three thematic tracks.
Jo Ann Diaz Jordan, M.A., RDH with students Clarissa Hernandez and Karla Morales

Teaching Honors Program

New Teaching Honors Program for dental hygiene students joins national effort to prepare future generation of much-needed faculty members.
Concepcion Barboza, D.D.S., Susan Horta with patient Terri Davis

Patient Care: A Team Effort

An interdisciplinary team of dental experts and specialists from across UT Health San Antonio helped a New Braunfels woman before, during and after her battle with tongue cancer.
Karen Wuertz, D.D.S., Alex Dougherty, and Bill Rose, D.D.S.

Alumni Volunteers Teaching Students

From just months to many years after graduating, alumni of the School of Dentistry return as volunteers to teach the next generation of dental professionals.
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