Graduation with Distinction in Dental Education
The School of Dentistry contributes to the national effort within the dental education community to increase students' awareness of the academic arm of the profession. The school also works to enhance awareness of career options in teaching, scholarship and academic administration. All of these efforts are extended to dental students through the Teaching Honors Program (THP). This program provides UT Health Science Center School of Dentistry students with teaching and educational planning experiences and provides a way for them to learn about academic careers.
Gaining the Distinction in Dental Education recognition is reserved to students who complete additional enrichment coursework that immerses them into a world of teaching and academics. Students will have discussed career choices with faculty, participated in fundamental teaching practices, taught in classroom, lab and clinical settings, and participated in academic fellowship opportunities.