UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Connor, Joseph Paul

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3693

I am currently an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, UTHealth School of Denttistry. I received my DDS from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1975. I entered active duty in the U.S. Army Dental Corps in 1975 and remained on Active Duty until I retired in August, 2005 having achieved the rank of Colonel. I started at UTHealth in 2005.

I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program (2 Year) in 1986. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry and the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry. I received a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in 1992. I was Director of the Fort Hood Advanced Education in General Dentistry (2 Year) Program from 2000-2002.

I am currently co-director of the Sophomore Operative Dentistry Lecture and Laboratory Course and Director of the Junior Operative Dentistry Lecture Course. I am past Chair of the Faculty Assembly. I am a past Chair of the Committee on Committees and former member of the UTHSCSA Faculty Senate. I am interested in Quality Improvement in Dentistry and have invented and implemented a website to increase screening applications to the Dental School. The program was selected as a winner of the Innovations in Health Science Education Award.

I am a member of the local and state dental societies and the American Dental Association. I was selected for membership in the OKU honorary dental fraternity. I am married and have two children and three grandchildren.

5/2010 - Present Associate Professor and Not Applicable UTHealth School of Dentistry, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX