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Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain

A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Recent graduates take the LEAD

Dakota Miller, DDS, and Cynthia Uzoukwu, DDS, both graduated with the Class of 2021 and within two weeks were seen back on campus volunteering with the Hispanic Center of Excellence's summer LEAD program.

2021 Faculty Research & Master Clinician Awards

Anibal Diogenes, DDS, MS, PhD, and Nasser Barghi, DDS, MA, were recognized as awardees of the 2021 Faculty Research and Master Clinician Awards for their individual, outstanding achievements.

SAC members announced for 2021-22 term

Olivia Birkelbach and Veronica Gonzalez have been elected to represent dental non-faculty employees on the Staff Advisory Council.

Fiesta river parade float celebrates School of Dentistry

UT Health San Antonio’s float in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade, June 21, celebrated the School of Dentistry’s 50th anniversary.

Endowed Scholarship Honors Dental Hygienist

For more than 40 years, Sylvia Canales Ballinger was that special dental hygienist whose patients looked forward to seeing for their dental cleanings.


Salute is the official magazine for the alumni and friends of the School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read and share inspiring stories highlighting our dental alumni, faculty and students who are revolutionizing education, research, patient care and critical services in the communities they serve.

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Event Calendar

Take a look at all of our upcoming events and never miss out again!

Seminar Series

April L. Risinger, PhD, will present "Microtubule targeting in cancer, novel agents and unanticipated activities" on July 7 via Teams.


DENT ECHO will present "Integrating Dental and Medical Health Care: You Are Not Healthy Without Good Oral Health" on July 15.

UT Health Stars

Nominate your UT Health Physicians colleagues for their outstanding work with a Silver Star Award.  Nominations accepted through July 26.