A multi-specialty care facility for students, faculty and patients

UT Health San Antonio Center for Oral Health Care and Research

San Antonio, Texas

Seeking to provide a single location for multi-specialty care with an enhanced patient experience, Kahler Slater partnered with Marmon Mok and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to design the new Center for Oral Health Care and Research. The new, free-standing, teaching dental clinic facility allows the University to offer a wide range of dental education programs and a culture of research to their students, faculty and patients.

The new Center for Oral Health Care and Research also provides the University the ability to serve more patients in the region and ensures the school's ability to obtain and conduct clinical research, sustaining continued excellence in education. This new clinical training facility enhances educational and clinical interactions between various specialties. The patient-centered design incorporates the latest technology and includes comprehensive dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery suites, periodontics, simulation labs, radiology, clinical research space and faculty practice areas. Located directly adjacent to the University's Medical Center, the new outpatient medical care clinics assist with referrals and management of patients with oral health conditions.

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Licensing Exam Pass Rate (Dental Hygiene Program)

Outstanding Design

American School & University Magazine Architectural Awards, 2017

Outstanding Project

Learning By Design Magazine Architectural & Interior Design Awards, 2017

Our goal is to be on the cutting edge of dental education and stay there. The new Center for Oral Health Care and Research will get us there.”

Dr. William Dodge, Dean

The design of the building itself was created around a central courtyard, allowing daylight to reach most areas of the building, and serving as an organizational feature for patients visits.

From the design onward, the process went extremely smoothly. The architectural team was a delight. They listened and responded and were very diplomatic.”

Dr. William Dodge, Dean