The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is currently located at 7500 Cambridge St in the Texas Medical Center. The school's new $155 million facility officially opened in May 2012 and is attached to both the Cooley Conference Center and the University of Texas Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building, where UTSD researchers are at work.
A 1982 postgraduate periodontics graduate of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has been honored by the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) for her trailblazing professional and philanthropic achievements, including founding Jordan’s branch of Operation Smile in 2003. Amal Zureikat Sharaiha, DDS, received the “Women Who Make a Difference” award at the IWF’s annual gala late last year. Her story is available online through “Periospectives,” the magazine of the American Academy of Periodontology. READ MORE
UTSD’s new Professional Resource Center is available free of charge to all UTSD students (dental or dental hygiene), residents and alumni who need career counseling, employment assistance or advice regarding the business and practical aspects of practice. READ MORE
The pink marble-clad Dental Branch building where thousands of dental careers were launched will soon be history, but alumni, employees and students can now own a small piece of it. The former home of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston was acquired by UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and is slated for demolition, but a limited number of small keepsakes have been carved out of the marble exterior for the UTSD community. And by receiving a piece of the past, alumni and donors will help the school’s future by seeding the new UTSD Impact Fund. READ MORE
The School of Dentistry maintains a list of employment opportunities for dentists and dental hygienists, including opportunities to join the UTSD faculty.
Mark your calendar now for a cruise seminar aboard the Star Princess, sailing from Seattle, Wash., sponsored by The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Office of Continuing Education and the UTSD Alumni Association. Sheila H. Koh, DDS, will present “Are You Ready for Potential Medical Emergencies? How to Prevent and Manage Them When They Occur.” Earn six lecture hours credit. The course fee is $349 for dentists and $229 for office staff. Register for the cruise at www.cruiseandtravelpartners.com or 800-856-8826. Due to special pricing considerations and amenities, only those guests who book through Cruise and Travel Partners will be eligible to attend the seminar. Register for the CE course separately by calling 800-551-8828.
This annual conference is sponsored by the UT School of Dentistry Alumni Association, the Houston Asian American Dental Society, the Charles A. George Dental Society, and the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Society. Highlighting the conference will be the 2013 Jack R. Winston Memorial Lectureship in Restorative Dentistry, as John C. Kois, DMD, MSD, presents “Hit Man vs. Healer: Implementing a Risk Assessment Strategy.” Also, JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, will present “Stats, Facts, Myths and Downright Lies: Answering Patient Questions About Their Health,” and “Diagnostic Devices for Detecting Oral Cancer.” To register or for more details, call 713-486-4028 or visit http://dentistry.uth.edu/ce.
Join us for the annual Alumni Round-Up Dinner, where we will announce the 2013 Alumnus of the Year. To register, contact UTSD Alumni Association Executive Director Tricia Fullerton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-840-1328.