UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Troendle, Karen B

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3653

I received my BA in Biology at St. Mary`s University in 1973, my D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1977, and my M.P.H. from the UTHSC Houston, San Antonio Branch in 1994. I began teaching as an Instructor in the Department of Prosthodontics in 1977, and directed the Freshman Crown and Bridge Didactic and Preclinical Courses from 1981 to 1998, and co-directed the Junior Didactic and Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics Courses from 1982 to 1996. In 1996 I moved to the Division of Operative Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and directed the Sophomore Rubber Dam Course from 1997-2002, and the Sophomore Operative Preclinical Didactic and Preclinical Laboratory Courses from 1997 to 2002. I co-directed the Freshman Operative Dentistry Didactic and Preclinical Laboratory Courses from 2002 to 2005 and co-directed the Sophomore Didactic and Junior Clinical Operative dentistry from 2005 to the present. In 2009, I began co-directing the Junior Operative Didactic Course and in 2011, I began co-directing the Sophomore Operative Preclinical Course.
I am currently a Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. Throughout my entire teaching career at the Health Science Center, I have been involved with the direct supervision of patient care delivered by junior dental students between 5 and 6 half days a week.

I am particularly interested in curriculum development, the creation of innovative teaching materials, and the one-on-one teaching of students in the clinical setting.

9/2010 - Present Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX