TTUHSC El Paso Dental School Update

December 12, 2019

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation) joined leaders from El Paso’s higher education and healthcare communities in November to celebrate the approval of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso’s Doctor of Dental Medicine degree program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), a key milestone on the road to opening the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

Earlier this year, the Texas legislature passed legislation to make the Hunt School of Dental Medicine a reality at TTUHSC El Paso. The school, scheduled to welcome its first class of students in 2021, will be the first dental school in west Texas, the fourth in the state of Texas and first on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Health Foundation is a proud partner of TTUHSC El Paso on the dental school project. The Health Foundation is providing $6 million to support the development of the dental school and its curriculum.

The Hunt School of Dental Medicine will be located on the third floor of TTUHSC El Paso’s new Medical Sciences Building, which is scheduled to be complete next year.

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