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 an Assistant Professor at the UTHSCSA Dental School . She has been with the 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.

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 Associations 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 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 Student Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Other teaching responsibilities include mentoring of students for the Teaching Honors Program and and Critically Appraised Topics program (CATS).

9/2013 - Present Director and International Dental Education Program Director University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
6/2010 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX