Official Ribboncutting for School of Dentistry at UTHealth Built by Hensel Phelps

Tuesday April 16, 2013

The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) dedicated their new School of Dentistry building with an official ribboncutting.  Hensel Phelps served as prime contractor on this $94 Million, 300,000SF healthcare and education project.

Hensel Phelps Vice President Tom Fisher and the Project Team attended the event, joining University of Texas and UTHealth School of Dentistry faculty, staff, alumni, and students, as well as elected officials from the State of Texas.  In his opening remarks, School of Dentistry Dean Dr. John Valenza called the project “the most advanced dental school facility in the world.”

The building houses teaching clinics and laboratories with specialized dental equipment, 300+ operatories, surgical suites, simulation labs and also includes dispensary and sterilization facilities, classrooms, conference spaces, and departmental offices. The facility supports nearly 500 students,  and is designed to train dentists and dental hygienists in endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, faculty practice, and specialized research.