Feature Article
Brian Mealey stepping down after 15 years as graduate program director

Brian L. Mealey, DDS, MS, the longest-serving program director in the school's history, is stepping down from the Graduate Program in Periodontics on June 1, 2021.  After handing the reigns to Angela Palaiologou-Gallis, DDS, MS, he will rejoin the ranks of the clinical faculty.

Osetek Educator Award goes to Diogenes

Anibal R. Diogenes, DDS, MS, PhD, was presented with the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award at the 2021 American Association of Endodontists' Annual Meeting on April 24, 2021.

Jeopardy!, Oral Medicine Edition

A team of third-year dental students, Alla Diab, Shahla Mousavi, Jacqueline Sanders, and Lisa White, were named grand champions after several rounds of the game Jeopardy! in their oral medicine course.

Student researchers awarded at biennial Texas Pain Research Consortium

Katie V. Lillis, a third-year PhD candidate, and Meilinn Tram, a third-year dental student and PhD candidate, were awarded recognition at the Texas Pain Research Consortium's biennial meeting for their respective pain research.

School of Dentistry researchers win 2021 JOE Award

Department of Endodontics research team won the 2021 Journal of Endodontics Award for Clinical Research for their paper titled, "Quantitative Assessment of Mechanical Allodynia and Central Sensitization in Endodontic Patients".

Dr. Jacob Park elected ADI president

The Academy of Dentistry International elected Jacob G. Park, DDS to the office of president during its February meeting.

Graduates Share Experiences 50 Years Apart

As the Class of 2021 prepares for graduation, alumni share their experiences, near and far.


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Mental Health

The Office of Human Resources has launched a 12-month Mental Health Awareness campaign for the UT Health San Antonio community.

Dental Study

Researchers are now enrolling over 200 volunteers between the ages of 10-14 years old for a 12-month study to test toothpaste. Participants will be compensated.

Vaccines Available

UT Health San Antonio invites anyone 16 and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  Appointments and walk-ins are now available from 9am - 3pm, Mon-Fri.