Practice Consulting

The PACE Center provides professional, business and ethical counseling for all UTHealth School of Dentistry students, residents and new alumni for the first three years after graduation. The PACE Center's practice consulting service is directed by alumni with decades of successful practice experience.

Our Consultants

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Virtual consultations are available upon request.


Career Consultation

Contract Analysis

Mock Interview

Shadowing/Observation Request

Small Group Meeting

Speaker Request for Student & Professional Organizations



Career Consultation Topics: Brand Development, Business Systems, 3rd Party Benefit Participation, Leadership, Communication, Resume Review, Mock Interviews.

Meet Our Team

Dr. S. Jerry Long, a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch, began his professional career in the U. S. Air Force, before returning to Houston where he practiced successfully in The Texas Medical Center until his retirement in 2012. During that time, he was a leader in organized dentistry at the national, state, and local levels. Read More...



Joe M. Piazza Jr., DDS, , is a 1979 graduate of The University of Texas Dental Branch, now known as the University of Texas Health School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). He began his professional career as an associate dentist in Bellaire, Texas, and started his private practice in Northwest Houston in 1981, where he practiced until 2015. He was active in organized dentistry and many community and church organizations. Read More...



Thomas C. Harrison, DDS

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W. Kenneth Horwitz, DDS
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Glenda G. Owen, MPH, DDS, FAGD
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Ben F. Warner, DDS, MD, MS
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Karen M. Wuertz, DDS

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