UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Taverna, Melanie Vee

Dental School
Periodontics
210-567-3585
taverna@uthscsa.edu

I have been a part of the dental field since 1984. First as office manager, then as dental hygienist (1999) and office manager. I returned to UT Health Science Center in 2009 to pursue a graduate degree in dental hygiene. This was completed in 2011. My focus is in geriatric oral health. My goal is to increase inter-department collaboration in education and research to improve oral health of our senior population.

3/2012 - Present Graduate Faculty UT Health Science Center, Dental Hygiene
8/2011 - Present Assistant Professor UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental Hygiene, San Antonio, TX