UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Smiley, Lynn A

Dental School
(210) 567-3847

Since January 1999, I have been a clinical instructor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to this time I taught at the secondary education level and in two other dental hygiene programs. I began my employment at the Health Science Center as a clinical instructor, teaching exclusively in the clinical setting. Over the course of the 12 years I have been on the dental hygiene faculty I have been given more responsibility. I have been lab faculty in Radiology, Oral Anatomy and Dental Materials/Specialties. I have been course director for the Dental Materials/Specialties course and am currently course director for Introduction to Clinical Theory and Preclinical Dental Hygiene. As the Junior Clinic Coordinator, in the spring semester, I am responsible for the clinical experience of students in their first semester of patient care. In addition to my teaching activities, I am also a presenter in continuing education courses provided by the Department of Dental Hygiene. My areas of interest are fundamentals of instrumentation, infection control protocols and tobacco cessation. I am an avid long distance runner and enjoy biking, reading and traveling.

9/2012 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Periodontics, San Antonio, TX