Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards. Class of 2017
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David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD

Professor and Director, Dental Public Health Residency Program

Department of Comprehensive Dentistry

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

My educational mission is to provide the student with a perspective of health that transcends the individual to focus on the oral health needs of the community.

Teaching, when done well, should inspire, set an example of what can be, and guide the student to success in their future. My educational mission is to provide the student with a perspective of health that transcends the individual to focus on the oral health needs of the community. If I had to summarize my philosophy of the educational message that I give to the student, it would best be reflected in a quotation from Shirley Chisholm: “Service is the rent that we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”