UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Ross, Ridley Odill

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3429

Being a trained Comprehensive General Dentist, I am teaching in the post-doctoral Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) one and two year residency program. As Clinical Faculty, I supervise (intervene and demonstrate when indicated) 15 AEGD-1 and two AEGD-2 residents providing comprehensive care to a wide variety of patients. The patient populations consist of serious medically compromised patients, mentally compromised patients , handicapped patients , as well as the general public. In the AEGD program, I teach and supervise the provision of dental procedures in all aspects of dentistry. I am the course director for the AEGD Lecture Series. The course consists of presentations by the residents followed by a discussion of the topic. The purpose of this course is to expose residents to lecture/seminar organization. I have also been appointed the Curriculum Director of the AEGD program, responsible for the organization, implementation, scheduling and integration of all courses, workshops and seminars for the academic year. I am also the Clinical Co-Director, responsible for all axiUm screening of patients referred to our clinic.
Previously, I was the General Practice Group Leader (GPG-5) and was responsible for the day to day operations of the Group, which consisted of 12-14 DS4 students, 14-15 DS3 students, three other primary faculty members, and a staff of three. I had many administrative duties, but my main responsibility was as a teaching clinician with direct supervision of students providing patient care. (Please refer to full description of duties on next page) As part of the one-hour weekly group meetings, I provided information and instruction on clinical policies, procedures, and techniques. Approximately 32-36 hours of my time each week for 11 months each year was designated for direct student contact/support and patient care. To maintain my proficiency in comprehensive dentistry and my Diplomate status in the American Board of General Dentistry, I have earned over 554 hours of continuing education professional development, most in the clinical areas of the dental disciplines, through lecture and participation courses.

1/2011 - Present Faculty in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) 1 and 2 year program University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX
8/2004 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX