“As students, we work hard to make our alumni proud and keep our dental school ranked as one of the best in the country. That's why scholarships are so important to us...”

Elan Lee, School of Dentistry Senior Class President 2016

Elan Lee, School of Dentistry Senior Class President 2016

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Building a LEGACY for the School of Dentistry

Welcome to the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio! The School of Dentistry accepted its first class of students in 1970 and rapidly rose to a level of national and international distinction. For more than 45 years, we have graduated top oral health care professionals, conducted pioneering research, and successfully treated tens of thousands of patients in San Antonio and across South Texas.

Our School of Dentistry offers state of the art clinical facilities in our newly opened Center for Oral Health Care & Research, scientists collaborating with clinicians and research teams worldwide, and students dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of oral health care.

With your help and continued support, we can continue to make lives better.

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Phil and Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic

Improving Access to Care

UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry will meet the needs of people with cognitive and physical disabilities in a beautiful new clinic at the Center for Oral Health Care & Research, designed especially for those with special needs.


Robin Lopez, sterilization supervisor, screens each mask before putting it in the custom Bio Cabinet designed by the dental school team and built by UT Health San Antonio’s Facilities Management. The central sterilization unit uses vapor hydrogen peroxide

School Adapts Immediately to COVID-19 Pandemic

For the School of Dentistry, the concerns started off fairly innocuously. Would this novel coronavirus affecting other parts of the world have any impact in San Antonio, Texas? The initial concern focused on patients who had recently traveled abroad and students and employees who were travelling during spring break March 16 through 20. Would the school allow them to return to campus?


The Class of 1974, the dental school’s first graduates, are: (front row from left) George Murphy, Paulus Hofheinz, Rick Montgomery, Mike Boland; (middle row from left) Denver Lackorn, Felix Majul, Craig Wright, Jim Clark, Doug Tilley; (back row from left)

50 Years of Excellence in Education

The supply kit Warren Branch, D.D.S. Class of 1981, received when he walked into the School of Dentistry at UT Health San Antonio as a first-year student in August 1977 contained everything he would need for his next four years, including a full set of dental tools and a sharpening stone for hand instruments.


“Scholarships not only fund vital and concrete educational resources, they are also motivating. Any amount of help is always appreciated...”

Brian Jadiri Ross, Class President 2018

Did you know?

•  Tuition and fees for dental students - approximately $38,446 per year

•  Laptop computer bundle and software - approximately $3,277 per year

•  Electronic curriculum support bundle for first-year students - $2,119

•  Cost to take licensure board exam for fourth-year students - $2,540


Graduate Gives Back

Dr. Amjad Sheikh

Alumni engagement has made an enormous impact on the school’s success today and in its future. Amjad Sheikh, D.D.S., Class of 2002, is one of those proud alumni. This year, he made a gift of $100,000 to support the construction of the Center for Oral Health Care & Research. 


Like Father, Like Daughter

Dr. Carl Gassmann and Olivia Gassmann

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Carl Gassmann, M.D., D.D.S., ’90, was overjoyed when his daughter, Olivia, was accepted to the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio in 2013.


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