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UTHealth Dental Branch is 105 years old

Then ...

Dental die plate

Established in 1905, UTHealth Dental Branch was the first professional school in Houston and the first dental school in Texas. This die plate (circa 1910) was used in the manufacturing of gold crowns. Claudius Ash and Sons was the biggest dental supply company in Europe and had offices in the U.S. and other countries. Many American companies also made these types of dies.

Now ...

dental student working on mannequin

The Dental Branch Clinical Simulation and Learning Center is the first in the world to incorporate electronic patient records, multimedia and mannequins in an actual clinic setting. Dental Branch students can treat virtual patients complete with demographics, medical histories, digital X-rays, photographs and digital models.