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The UTHealth School of Dentistry is located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world's largest medical complex with 48 member institutions dedicated to the highest quality in patient care, research and education.

The current UT School of Dentistry building opened in 1955 and consists of 325,000 square feet in a self-contained, six-floor facility, including basic science classrooms, pre-clinical laboratories, lecture rooms, an auditorium, television studio, faculty offices, administrative offices, clinical treatment areas, a library and a Learning Resource Center.

The most advanced equipment and educational technology are available at UTSD. For example, our Clinical Simulation and Learning Center was the first in the world to incorporate electronic patient records, multi-media and mannequins in an actual clinic setting. Our students can treat virtual patients complete with demographics, medical histories, digital X-rays, photographs and even digital models.

One hundred predoctoral dental students and approximately 40 undergraduate dental hygiene students are admitted to the School of Dentistry each year. The school year consists of two 16-week semesters and one eight-week summer session.