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Dean's Message:

Dear Colleagues in Dentistry,

As you thumb through our newest course catalog, looking for topics that catch your interest and meet your continuing education needs, please be sure to note the annual Generations Dental Conference and Alumni Round-Up scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19 in the Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center adjacent to the School of Dentistry.

Now in its third year, this conference showcases the speakers funded by the Jack R. Winston Visiting Professorship in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. This year, Robert C. Margeas, DDS, will speak on “Everyday Dentistry: More than Everyday Esthetic Results.”

While you’re here, we hope you’ll take a moment to visit our historical exhibits in the School of Dentistry’s first-floor lobby. Even if you’re not a UTSD graduate, chances are you know some of the dentists or dental families featured.

It’s hard to believe we’ve now finished our second academic year in our new building, but it’s beginning to feel like home. We hope it’s your home for continuing education, too!


John A. Valenza, D.D.S.
William N. Finnegan III Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Dental Sciences
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston