The UTHealth School of Dentistry is located in the Texas Medical Center, a comprehensive medical complex and one of the world's largest, with 48 non-profit institutions dedicated to the highest quality in patient care, research and education. The dental school consists of 305,000 square feet in a self-contained six floor building which includes a clinical simulation and learning center, multipurpose lab, lecture rooms, television studio, faculty offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas and a library. UTSD shares 20,000 square feet of wet lab research space with the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building by connecting the two buildings on the fourth and fifth floor. Also, the Denton A. & Ralph C. Cooley Conference Center (14,000 square feet) sits adjacent to the campus and serves as a multi-purpose venue for UTHealth faculty, students, and staff, the institutions of the Texas Medical Center, and the Houston community at large.
One hundred predoctoral dental students and approximately 40 undergraduate dental hygiene students are admitted to the School of Dentistry each year. The school year consists of two 18-week semesters and one eight-week summer session.