Meet the Chair
Comprehensive Dentistry Chair
Robert M. Taft, D.D.S., FACP
Dr. Taft is currently a professor and the Comprehensive Dentistry department chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Taft has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts on various Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Prosthodontics and Advanced Digital technology topics. He has received awards for his research and an active invited international speaker. He is currently President of the American Board of Prosthodontics and Vice President of the American College of Prosthodontists.
The Department of Comprehensive Dentistry is made up of three divisions – Pre-doctoral, Research, and Advanced Education and Outreach. The largest department in the School of Dentistry, it is comprised of over 150 faculty and staff responsible for accomplishing the departmental missions of teaching, research, patient care and service. The pre-doctoral division is charged with the pre-clinical and clinical training of dental students. The disciplines of general dentistry, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, oral medicine/radiology, prevention and community outreach are coordinated to provide a comprehensive educational experience for future dental practitioners. A general dentistry model is used to prepare students for general practice or advanced education upon graduation. The Department of Comprehensive Dentistry has a major commitment to the teaching of dental students both at the preclinical and clinical levels. The Advanced Education and Outreach divisions conduct state of the art dynamic advanced education programs in general dentistry, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial radiology and public health. In the research division, department scientists conduct world class research studying a wide variety of oral and systemic conditions that continue to promote novel discoveries.
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Robert M Taft, D.D.S., FACP, Chair
7703 Floyd Curl Dr., MSC 7914
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900