UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Glass, Birgit Junfin

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3175

Dr. Birgit Junfin Glass is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Dental School and holds a 10% appointment as Professor in the Division of Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science. Dr. Glass received her DDS in 1975 from UTHSCSA Dental School and received her MS in 1983 from UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Glass is a diplomat of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and the American Board of Oral Medicine. She is past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, past Secretary for the Diagnostic Systems Group of the IADR, past president of the International Association of Dento Maxillofacial Radiology, past Chairman of both the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Section and Academic Affairs Section of the ADEA (formerly AADS) and past councilor for the same two sections. She is a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists and a member of OKU. Currently she is chair-elect for the AAOM Committee for the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis (OTOD). Dr. Glass has authored numerous publications and contributions to textbooks and has been an invited speaker internationally. Her most recent publication is a pocket size book, "Vamos al Dentista Lets go to the Dentist", a book of phrases and vocabulary used in the dental office translated into Spanish. This book is an acknowledgement that working knowledge of some Spanish by the dental team is an important component of patient care in the South Texas Regions. Continuing education courses are offered using this text as a reference. Her current role in the division is to work with freshman and sophomore dental students in their clinical activities, and to conduct patient screening examinations.

9/1999 - Present Associate Dean Academic Affairs UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX
9/1991 - Present Professor with Tenure UTHSCSA, San Antonio, TX