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UT Dentists, HSDA volunteer at MECA Festival

UT Dentists and the Hispanic Student Dental Association Chapter at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry participated in 2021 Día de Los Muertos Festival at the Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts. Read more



Fourth-year dental students use laser dentistry to heal patients

UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston is one of five schools in the U.S. to offer a comprehensive program in laser dentistry for students. Rather than using a handpiece or surgical blade, the provider utilizes lasers to perform the procedure. ... Read more



Yearly dental visits can prevent more than just gum disease

Dental exams are recommended yearly to keep teeth and gums healthy. But did you know these visits can help identify serious health concerns like oral cancer? Professor Kalu Ogbureke, BDS, DMSc, JD, shares more on the symptoms, risk factors,... Read more



National Dentists Day: Why regular dental checkups are important

March 6 is National Dentist’s Day, a day dedicated to recognize the role of dentists in the health care profession. Regardless of age, oral health is essential to overall health, and that’s why it’s important to have regular check-... Read more



UTSD professor donates face shields 3D-printed by niece

Securing enough personal protective equipment to keep health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a problem everywhere, but it’s a problem that has inspired some successful outside-the-box thinking. Read more



Wising up: Could wisdom teeth soon become a thing of the past?

Just before my daughter turned 5, she had dental treatment done under local anesthesia to fill troublesome cavities. The trauma from the experience alone was enough to make her dislike going to the dentist even for routine cleanings and checkups. ... Read more