School of Dentistry mission and metrics

Mission

The mission of The University of Texas School of Dentistry is to improve human health by providing high-quality education, patient care, and research in oral health for Texas, the nation, and the world

Student Achievement

The SOD has a strong commitment to building the workforce of oral health practitioners and scientists for the 21st century. Patient care, research, and service to the community serve as the guiding mission of the school. Founded in 1904 as the Texas Dental College, the SOD joined the UT System in the 1940s. The SOD evaluates success with respect to student achievement through a variety of measures including first-time pass rate on combined Dental National Board Parts I and II, first-time pass rate on Dental Hygiene National Boards, first-time pass rate on clinical licensure exams (dental and dental hygiene), graduation rate (dental, dental hygiene, and advanced education), and percent of graduates licensed in Texas (dental and dental hygiene).

The data described below are reported via a combination of the reporting documents described above as well as through the school’s outcomes assessment process. Within these processes are benchmarking and self-evaluation components allowing for continuous program improvement and assurances that the SOD is meeting its strategic goals and mission in regards to student achievement. The table below contains various data points for the performance areas for fiscal years 2011 through 2019.

An Alumni Survey was completed for the graduating classes of 2006, 2011, and 2016 during FY 2018 [2]. The Office of Student and Academic Affairs handled the duplication, mailing, tabulation and reporting of the results for both the online and mailed versions of the survey. The response rate was up for this survey at 34 percent, up from 10 percent from the previous academic year. Alumni were asked about their satisfaction with the quality of education provided at the School of Dentistry. 87.5 percent of the respondents from classes of 2006 and 2016 rated their satisfaction as excellent / good, while the class of 2011 reported the same classification with 92.59 percent. Students consistently rated their preparation for professional practice at a level of 85 percent or better. Approximately 28 – 33 percent of alumni from 2006 and 2011 reported that their educational debt did not affect personal and career decisions, while 27 percent of the 2016 class indicated that their debt affected personal choices such as starting a family, purchasing a home, etc.

Regarding UTSD fundamental competencies, all graduating classes reported almost 100 percent that they attained “a great extent” of learning in Ethics and Professionalism. However, the graduating class of 2006 reported 67 percent of “very little” to “not at all” understanding of Practice Management. Classes of 2011 and 2016 echoed these results with 59 percent and 53 percent, respectively. Within the patient care competencies, the graduating class of 2006 consistently reported a 53 percent level of “somewhat” understanding in replacement of teeth (including fixed, removable and dental implant prosthodontics therapies), pulpal therapy, malocclusion and space management, evaluation of treatment outcomes, oral mucosal and osseous disorders, and ability to assess and treat patient(s) with diverse medical, physical, psychological, social and/or linguistic needs. However, more than 55 percent of the respondents from the graduating class of 2011 reported “a great extent” of learning in replacement of teeth (including fixed, removable and dental implant prosthodontics therapies), periodontal therapy, and pulpal therapy. For the class of 2016, 91 percent of students reported “a great extent” of understanding in restoration of teeth, while they reported 32 percent of “not at all” to “very little” understanding in malocclusion and space management.

Doctor of Dental Surgery Graduation

              Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Race-Ethnicity-Gender-Graduation-2019

Total Females            59 (56.2%)
Total Males                46 (43.8%)

Race-Ethnicity-Gender-Graduation-2018

Total Females            62 (60.2%)
Total Males                41 (39.8%)

Race-Ethnicity-Gender-Graduation-2017

Total Females            60 (57.14%)
Total Males                45 (42.86%)

Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Degree Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Bachelors-Degree-Graduation-race-ethnicity-2019

Total Females            32 (91.42%)
Total Males                3 (8.58%)

Bachelors-Degree-Graduation-race-ethnicity-2018

Dental Hygiene Certificate Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Total Females            35 (97.22%)
Total Males                 1 (2.78%)

Bachelors-Degree-Graduation-race-ethnicity-2017

Total Females            32 (88.89%)
Total Males                 2 (11.11%)

Dental Hygiene Certificate Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Dental-Hygiene-Certificate-Prog-grad-race-gender-2019

Total Females             2 (100%)
Total Males                 0 (0%)

Dental-Hygiene-Certificate-Prog-grad-race-gender-2018

Total Females             3 (75%)
Total Males                  1 (25%)

Dental-Hygiene-Certificate-Prog-grad-race-gender-2017

Total Females             5 (100%)
Total Males                  0 (0%)

Advanced Education Endodontics Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Endodontics-Residency-prog-Grad-race-ethnicity-2019

Total Females             2 (50%)
Total Males                  2 (50%)

Endodontics-Residency-prog-Grad-race-ethnicity-2018

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Total Females             0 (0%)
Total Males                 4 (100%)

Endodontics-Residency-prog-Grad-race-ethnicity-2017

Total Females             5 (100%)
Total Males                 0 (0%)

Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Advanced-Edu-General-Dent- Res-Prog-grad-2019

Total Females             3 (50%) 
Total Males                 3 (50%)

Advanced-Edu-General-Dent- Res-Prog-grad-2018

Total Females             3 (42.86%)
Total Males                 4 (57.14%)

Advanced-Edu-General-Dent- Res-Prog-grad-2017

Total Females             3 (42.86%)
Total Males                 4 (57.14%)

General Practice Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

1 Year Program
General-Practice-Res-Prog-Grad-2019-1yr

Total Females             3 (75%)
Total Males                 1 (25%)

2-Year Program
General-Practice-Res-Prog-Grad-2019-2yr

Total Females             2 100%)
Total Males                 0 (0%)

General-Practice-Res-Prog-Grad-2018

Total Females             3 (50%)
Total Males                 3 (50%)

General-Practice-Res-Prog-Grad-2017

Total Females             3 (75%)
Total Males                 1 (25%)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

4 Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2019-4yr

Total Females             0 (0%)
Total Males                 4 (100%)

6-Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2019-6yr

Total Females             0 (0%)
Total Males                 2 (100%)

4 Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2018-4yr

Total Females             1 (33.33%)
Total Males                 2 (66.67%)

6-Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2018-6yr

Total Females             1 (33.33%)
Total Males                 2 (66.67%)

4 Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2017-4yr

Total Females             0 (0%)
Total Males                 3 (100%)

6-Year Program
Oral-Maxi-Surg-Resi-Prog-Grad-2017-6yr

Total Females             1 (33.33%)
Total Males                 2 (66.67%)

Orthodontics Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Orthodontics-Residency-Program-Graduation-2019

Total Females             3 (42.86%)
Total Males                 4 (57.14%)

Orthodontics-Residency-Program-Graduation-2018

Total Females             4 (57.14%)
Total Males                 3 (42.86%)

Orthodontics-Residency-Program-Graduation-2017

Total Females             3 (42.86%)
Total Males                 4 (57.14%)

Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Ped-Dent-Res-Prog-Graduation-2019

Total Females             7 (87.5%)
Total Males                 1 (12.5%)

Ped-Dent-Res-Prog-Graduation-2018

Total Females             6 (85.71%)
Total Males                 1 (14.29%)

Ped-Dent-Res-Prog-Graduation-2017

Total Females             5 (83.33%)
Total Males                 1 (16.67%)

Periodontics Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Periodontics-Res-Prog-Graduation-2019

Total Females            2 (50%)
Total Males                2 (50%)

Periodontics-Res-Prog-Graduation-2018

Total Females            1 (66.67%)
Total Males                 2 (33.33%)

Periodontics-Res-Prog-Graduation-2017

Total Females            3 (100%)
Total Males                0 (0%)

Prosthodontics Residency Program Graduation

Disaggregated by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Graduation Years 2017-2019

Prostho-Res-Prog-Graduation-2019

Total Females            2 (50%)
Total Males                2 (50%)

Prostho-Res-Prog-Graduation-2018

Total Females            0 (0%)
Total Males                3 (100%)

Prostho-Res-Prog-Graduation-2017

Total Females            2 (50%)
Total Males                2 (50%)