1. Teeth Grinding: Treatment Options and Tips for Protection

    By Anissa Anderson Orr | Updated: July 29, 2014 Every night, while many people reach for their memory foam pillow or a good book to helpthem sleep, I reach for a small, green case on my bedside table. Inside is a custom-made, acrylic mouth guard, which fits over my teeth perfectly. I wear it to […] Read more


  2. Proper Piercings: Some Body Piercings May Not Be Subtle, But They Should Always Be Done Safely

    By Alexandria Bland | Updated: Aug. 5, 2014 Last year, I walked into a body piercing shop in Culver City, Calif., and made a decision: I wanted a cute body alteration. I was tired of staring at other people’s body décor, wishing I had the courage to join the club. So, after considering the idea […] Read more


  3. Pica: When What You Crave Is Not Fit for Human Consumption

    By Liz Bennett | Updated: Aug. 5, 2014 Their health problems are so bizarre they often take years to diagnose. Many patients are too embarrassed to talk about them, and often end up in the urgent care clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. Their confounding condition? […] Read more


  4. Oral History: UT Geriatric Dentist Helps Patients and Caregivers of the Elderly Preserve Oral Health

    By Gregory Rutzen  |  Updated: Aug. 5, 2014 Proper dental hygiene seems easy enough. Brush, floss, see your dentist regularly…and pop a mint after that garlic pizza if you care about those in breathing range of you. As we age, however, oral health isn’t as easy to achieve. If you’ve noticed an elderly person with persistent bad breath, […] Read more


  5. Dr. Adibi Earns Fellowship in American Academy of Oral Medicine

    Shawn S. Adibi, DDS, MEd, of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine.  Adibi is an associate professor in the Department of General Dentistry and Dental Public Health and sees patients in the school’s faculty practice, UT […] Read more


  6. UTHealth Dentistry Greenspoint Opens at Texas Children’s Health Plan Clinic

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry and Texas Children’s Health Plan have joined forces to add dental care to health services already offered at The Center for Children and Women in the Greenspoint area of Houston. The move is expected to provide enhanced clinical opportunities for dental students […] Read more


  7. Hundreds Get Free Dental Care at School of Dentistry’s Two-Day Event

    Nearly 1,400 children and adults received free dental care Feb. 7-8 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, thanks to the combined efforts of the school, the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) and the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation. Continuing a 10-year tradition, the school and GHDS jointly […] Read more