The School of Dentistry is celebrating 50 years of excellence in academics, patient care, research and community service. Today’s success is based on a foundation of innovation and unwavering dedication to the school’s missions.
Responding to a dire need in Texas for dentists, the 61st Legislature passed HB 79 in 1969 establishing The University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. The School of Dentistry is now one of the country's top schools.
For 50 years, the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio has provided the most advanced, comprehensive patient care to area residents. While treating patients, students and residents have received invaluable experience.
First dental and dental hygiene graduates explain challenges and benefits of being in historic classes. The 2020 graduates describe their unique experience of finishing their studies and graduating during a global pandemic.
As the world shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Dentistry's academic leadership team figured out how to offer virtual classes and exams while the clinical team implemented new PPE and safety procedures.
Kyle King, D.D.S. Class of 2015, in Lufkin, Texas, decided to take action when he saw the PPE crisis at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. He created face shields and organized his community to support the project with money and time.