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Healthy teeth and gums make for more than just a great smile—they can have a big impact on the rest of the body. With links between oral health and conditions like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry stands as a leader in addressing oral health to improve overall health.

Each year, roughly 20,000 patients come to our clinics for screenings, preventative care, and treatment. Our experts strive to improve health throughout our communities by caring for common and complex dental diseases, providing world-class education, and conducting innovative oral health research. 

Donors like you—who share our vision for healthier communities—stand behind each student we train, patient we serve, and discovery we make. When you make a gift to the School of Dentistry, you help the many faces of UTHealth Houston meet today’s challenges and drive the future of oral health care.

Our Top Priorities

School of Dentistry Dean's Excellence Fund Match
Dean Valenza has generously made a personal matching gift commitment of $1,000! All gifts to the School of Dentistry Dean’s Excellence Fund will be matched dollar for dollar!
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!
Give Kids A Smile Challenge
Once 20 donors make a gift to the Give Kids a Smile program at School of Dentistry, a gift of $1,200 will be unlocked from a generous donor!
PACE Center Kickstart Donor Participation Challenge
The first 15 donors to any featured PACE Center fund will unlock a $5,000 gift thanks to a very generous alumni donor!
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!
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.
Dean Valenza's Education and Research Centers Challenge
Once 30 donors make a gift to the Education and Research Centers Program, Dean Valenza will generously donate $1,000.
Mobile Dental Van Challenge
The first 10 donors to the Mobile Dental Van Fund will unlock a $250 gift thanks to Dr. Margo Melchor.
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
6 Dept. of Orthodontics 1
7 Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry 0
8 Katz Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 0
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