Feature Article
School of Dentistry ready to serve patients with special needs


The School of Dentistry celebrated the opening of its Phil and Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb.  7. The clinic will provide comprehensive dental care for adults and children with intellectual, developmental, cognitive or physical disabilities.

Palaiologou Gallis named president of the American Board of Periodontology

Please join us in congratulating Angela Palaiologou Gallis, DDS, MS, on her well-deserved appointment as the ABP president.

Patient Care
Mabry receives professionalism award recognition

Jeffrey Mabry, DDS, has been recognized by CHRISTUS Children's Hospital for his demonstration of outstanding professionalism in values, ethics, high-quality patient care and safe practices.

Domestic Access to Care Grant funds endodontic services for underserved

With the aid of this grant, the endodontics faculty and residents established a partnership with the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic for an annual day of endodontic services.

School of Dentistry recognized by the Mayor and City Council

On Feb. 15, the School of Dentistry and National Children’s Dental Health Month were recognized with a city proclamation.

Rising from a foundation of knowledge

How oral health education is empowering Kenyan youth to lead their communities to well-being.

In the News
KSAT: New dental clinic geared toward patients with disabilities unveiled

Phil & Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry will train dental professionals and serve up to 40 patients a day.

Event Calendar

Holler's Memorial Lecture

Skeletal Stem Cells and Their Plasticity in Craniofacial Bone Diseases: An Orthodontist’s Perspective


March 5, 2024, 6pm - 8pm

Center for Oral Health Care and Research


DENT ECHO: A social story about Autism for dental professionals

March 21, 2024, 12pm to 1pm


Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Farrell, DDS, DABSCD and Dr. Claudia I Contreras, DDS


Give Cancer the Boot

Survivorship 5K/1 Mile Walk 


April 6, 2024

Mays Cancer Center

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2024 Presidential Excellence Awards

Lea El Hachem, DDS, MS, FICD, and Nikita B. Ruparel, DDS, PhD, MS, named as 2024 Presidential Excellence Award recipients.

The importance of pediatric dental care

Claudia I. Contreras, DDS, helps parents and children understand the benefits of establishing good dental hygiene habits.

Admissions team celebrates volunteers

The admissions team recognized student and faculty interviewers' dedication during the annual Admissions Appreciation Dinner.