UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Parma, Rita Renee

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-1411

Dr. Rita Parma is the Director of the International Dentists Education Program, and Associate Professor at the UTHSCSA Dental School. She has been with UTHSCSA since 1991 and is a graduate of the UTHSCSA Dental School. She has served as Director of Preclinical Operative Dentistry, and has had an active role as a clinical assistant group leader. In her role as Track Leader, She led the creation of the courses in the "Introduction to Patient Care" pre-clinical curriculum.

She has been appointed as a Champion for Evidence Based Dentistry for the American Dental Association and represented UTHSCA as a liaison to the American Dental Education Association?s Commission on Change and Innovation and as delegate to the American Dental Education Association House of Delegates.
Dr. Parma is a reviewer for the Journal of Operative Dentistry, The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, as well as the Journal of Dental Education. She is active as a sponsor for the American Association for Women Dentists and serves on the Steering Committee for the San Antonio Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Other teaching responsibilities include Course director of IDEP 5001 ,mentoring of students for the Teaching Honors Program and Critically Appraised Topics program (CATS).

9/2016 - Present Associate Professor and Director of the International Dental Education Program and International Dental Education Program Director University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX