UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Alexander, Peggy Putnam

Dental School
(210) 567-3361

Dr. Alexander received a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, in 1960, along with a certificate in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham. After practicing Dental Hygiene for several years, she matriculated at Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN, graduating with a DDS degree in 1981.

Dr. Alexander then became a commissioned officer in a branch of the Uniformed Services, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and was assigned to the Barrio Comprehensive Health Center in San Antonio to provide dental services to underserved persons in San Antonio. Seeking to ensure that high quality specialty dental services were made available to these worthy patients, she established a liaison between various specialties at UTHSCSA School of Dentistry and the Barrio Clinic.

After completion of her commitment to the NHSC, Dr. Alexander, having been recognized by numerous faculty members for her interest in dental education, was invited to join the faculty in September, 1985 at UTHSCSA in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science where she provided didactic and clinical instruction for predoctoral dental students and was a consulting dentist for the Dental Hygiene Program. Subsequent to establishment of an integrated Group Practice Clinical Model, she served as Assistant Group Leader with Dr. David Bohnenkamp and later with Dr. Barbara MacNeill.

6/2010 - Present Clinical Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX
8/2008 - Present Research Associate The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Periodontics, San Antonio, TX