Although we still need to get the accreditation for the medical school, some are thinking a dental school should be next for UH.
I believe there is only one dental school in Houston which is . . . wait for it . . . UT. So where does all the dentists in Houston come from? Apparently from out of state.
UH is going to have a medical school by next year. The University already has a pharmacy school, and an optometry school.The procedure and reasoning of opening a new medical school can also apply to open a dental school.
A major hurdle in getting approval for a new medical school, which is a similar problem in petitioning for a dental school, is proving there is a need and proving the school will fulfill that need.