UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Taverna, Melanie Vee

School of Health Professions
Dental Hygiene

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. January 2015 I became the Director Dental Hygiene Online Graduate Programs. I am an active contributor to the Southwest Region of the NDPBRN and Asst. Director of STOHN

2/2015 - Present Director of Online Dental Hygiene Graduate Programs UT Health Science Center at San Antonio., San Antonio, TX
2/2015 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical and Director of Graduate Programs: Dental Hygiene UT Health Science Center at San Antonio., Dept. of Periodontics, Dental Hygiene Division, San Antonio, TX
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