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 School of Dentistry and holds a 10% appointment as Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care. 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 diplomate 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 served as chair-elect for the AAOM Committee for the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis (OTOD). She is a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists and a member of OKU. Dr. Glass has authored numerous publications and contributions to textbooks and has been an invited speaker internationally. Her pocket size book, "Vamos al Dentista ? Let?s go to the Dentist", is a book of phrases and vocabulary used in the dental office translated into Spanish. This book is an acknowledgement that a 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. Dr.Glass has been course director of INTD 5030 and INTD 6088 for over 20 years. She continues to engage in patient care in the Screening Clinic. Currently, her major goal is to implement a new curriculum under development

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