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Dept. of General Practice and Dental Public Health

Overall health and well-being requires taking care of your teeth—and general dentistry stands as the backbone of oral health care. The Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health houses a large, multidisciplinary team of experts who deliver compassionate patient care and teach tomorrow’s dental practitioners to do the same. Students have opportunities to gain vital clinical and hospital experience in comprehensive and emergency dentistry while treating patients with diverse backgrounds and medical needs. 

Your gift today will help advance this vital area of dentistry and develop new opportunities throughout our department.

Our Top Priorities

Chair Fund

Opportunities for progress come in many forms and often arise quickly. Our Chair Fund allows department leadership to support promising work at a moment’s notice, from advancing leading-edge oral health research to ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed. 

Advanced Education Fund

Our communities need dental professionals more than ever, with nearly 60 million people across the United States living in underserved areas. Your gift today toward the Advanced Education Fund will create opportunities for our students to develop into the experts who will fill this gap and advance the field of oral health care. 

Research Fund

Everyone deserves quality oral health care no matter their age, status, or location, and this is why research is so important. Innovation and discovery keep us on the frontlines of the dental profession and provide new ways of serving our communities. When you make a gift today, you support groundbreaking work that will bring new smiles to our friends, families, and neighbors.

Lunchtime Power Hour
Hungry for more? Any gifts made from noon to 1pm CST will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 thanks to a generous donor!
Dean Valenza's Kickstart Donor Participation Challenge
The first 25 donors to any School of Dentistry fund will unlock a $750 gift thanks to Dean Valenza.
Last Gift Of The Day Challenge
Last isn't always the worst! The final donation of UTHealth Houston Giving Day will unlock $250 in additional funds for their chosen program.
School of Dentistry Department Participation Leaderboard
Dean Valenza will donate $1,000 to the department in the School of Dentistry with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day, $750 to the department with the second greatest number, and $500 to the department in third place. Awards will be designated to each of the winning department's Chair Fund once the event is completed.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 14
2 $750 Dept. of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences 13
3 $500 Dept. of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene 9
4 Dept. of General Practice and Dental Public Health 8
5 Dept. of Endodontics 1
LaTanya J. Love, MD Student Challenge
Current students, this one's for you! All gifts made by currently enrolled UTHealth Houston students will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500 thanks to Dr. Love!
Who Will Be The First Donor?
The very first donor on UTHealth Houston Giving Day will unlock $250 in additional funds for their chosen program!
250th Donor Of The Day Milestone Award
To celebrate specific milestones in the campaign, the donor who makes the 250th gift of the day will receive an additional $125 towards their chosen program!
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