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Fast Facts

Snapshot of School

Year Founded: 1905

Leadership: Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS, Dean

Accreditation: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Location: Main Building
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246

Clinic and Education Building
3000 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75226

Sciences Building
3221 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75226

Dr. M.C. Cooper Dental Clinic
4570 Scyene Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75210

Associate & Assistant Deans

Associate Deans

Clinical Education - Dr. Jennifer J. Barrington

Academic Affairs - Prof. Lisa F. Mallonee, Interim

Graduate Studies – Dr. Reginald W. Taylor, Interim

Research - Dr. Chunlin Qin

Student Affairs – Dr. Ernestine Lacy

Assistant Deans

Curriculum - Dr. Sarah Allen

Finance – Sarah Barron

Recruitment & Admissions – Dr. Barbara Miller

Other Administrators & Department Heads

Marketing & Communications – Susan Mitchell Jackson, Executive Director

Continuing Education – Dr. Amerian Sones, Executive Director

Library – Rosanna Ratliff, Director

Department Heads

Biomedical Sciences – Dr. Bruno Ruest, Acting Department Head

Comprehensive Dentistry – Dr. Bernard Hennessy, Interim Department Head

Dental Hygiene – Leigh Ann Wyatt, Executive Director/Department Head

Diagnostic Sciences – Dr. Madhu Nair, Interim Department Head

Endodontics, Dr. Deborah M. Foyle, Interim Department Head

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Dr. Likith Reddy, Department Head

Orthodontics – Dr. Larry Tadlock, Department Head

Pediatric Dentistry – Dr. Alton McWhorter, Department Head

Periodontics – Dr. Deborah M. Foyle, Interim Department Head

Public Health Sciences – Dr. Amal A.K. Noureldin, Interim Department Head


Dental Hygiene
Dental Public Health
General Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry

Specialty Clinics

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
Clinical Center for Facial Pain and Sleep Medicine
Dental Oncology
Imaging Center
Professional Services in Oral Surgery
Special Needs Clinic
Stomatology Clinic

External Clinics

Dr. M.C. Cooper Dental Clinic
Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center
North Dallas Shared Ministries

Research Activities

With nearly 60 active research grants and funded training programs, Texas A&M School of Dentistry is a leader in dental-school-based basic science and clinical research endeavors, ranging from the genetic regulation of tooth development to the evaluation of facial paralysis in cancer patients.

Student Snapshot

DDS: 415
Graduate: 112
Dental Hygiene: 60

Average DDS Class Size: 106
Average DH Class Size: 29
Average DAT: 22
Average DDS Cumulative GPA: 3.75
Average DDS Science GPA: 3.65
Average DH Cumulative GPA: 3.60
Average DH Science GPA: 3.54
(Information based on Class of 2022 data)

Degrees Offered

B.S. in Dental Hygiene
D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
M.S. in Oral Biology
Ph.D. in Oral Biology

Advanced Clinical Certificate Programs
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dental Public Health
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry


Full-time and part-time faculty members: 216
Volunteer faculty and guest lecturers: 90
Private practice and public health clinic volunteer dentists: 57


Full-time and part-time staff: 224

Community-Based Educational Programs

Bridge to Dentistry Pipeline Program
Tobacco Prevention Education
Tooth Talk