UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Ross, Ridley O`dill

Dental School
Comprehensive Dentistry
(210) 567-3429
rossr@uthscsa.edu

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) 13-15 AEGD-1 and two to four AEGD-2 residents (depending on the year of the program), 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 presently the course Director for the AEGD Lecture Series. I have also been appointed one of the Curriculum Co-Directors of the AEGD program, responsible for the organization, implementation, scheduling and integration of many courses, workshops and seminars for the academic year. I Co-direct the Treatment Planning Seminar sessions, and the End-of -year Clinical Procedure seminar. I am the Director of the Intra-oral Photography workshop, the "Chicken" Suturing laboratory, the "Pig Jaw" laboratory, the Removable Partial Denture seminar and workshop, and the Cricothyroidomy/I.O. (Intraosseous) laboratory. I continue to Co-Direct the Endodontic hands-on laboratory as well. (Please refer to full description of duties on following pages of this document). The first two to three years in the AEGD program, I completely upgraded the program`s intraoral photography area with seven new cameras (now 10 total) and additional support equipment (mirrors, retractors, esthetic background support) and in the process of revamping the entire endodontic section and endodontic post support supplies. I was responsible for lectures for dental intraoral photography, direct restorations (amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomers). I also started the hands-on course for dental photography and accessing and treating molar endodontics. I was Co-Director of Sim-Man training and Cerec (CAD-CAM) training and was the Co-Director of the AEGD Clinical operations. Also in the early years of the program, I developed and co-taught a hands-on seminar and lecture for removable partial denture (RPD) survey and design for both interim and definitive prostheses. I submitted requests for all support endodontic equipment to be purchased by Haven for Hope to support endodontic care of their patients and teaching of our residents. I was directly responsible for axiUm screening of all new patients from all areas, predoctoral/postdoctoral referrals and from the dental school screening pool.
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 page 3/4 of this document) 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 730.5 hours of continuing education professional development, most in the clinical areas of the dental disciplines, through lecture and participation courses.

9/2012 - Present Associate Professor and Director and Co-director of many clinical laboratories, seminars and workshops in the Advanced General Dentistry Residency University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
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