Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Shalizeh “Shelly” A. Patel, D.D.S., M.Ed. Dr. Shalizeh A. “Shelly” Patel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics and also serves as the Director of Clinical Simulation at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). Dr. Patel has designed didactic, lab and clinic-based teaching curriculum in operative, simulation and laser education at UTSD. She conducts research in the fields of caries diagnosis and management, advances in teaching and learning, simulation education and laser dentistry. Dr. Patel is an honored recipient of the 2019 ADEA/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Excellence in Teaching Award. John A. Valenza, D.D.S., FAGD Dr. John A. Valenza is dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) where he has been a member of the full-time faculty since 1987. He has served in numerous administrative roles, including GPR director, clinical dean, department chair, executive associate dean and, since 2009, dean. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, American Dental Education Association and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Taressa C. Visor Taressa C. Visor was named director of the PACE Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry in August 2016. She joined the School of Dentistry staff in 2014 as an assistant director of development in the Office of the Dean. In that role, she built vital partnerships with UTHealth dental and dental hygiene alumni and friends to meet the university’s endowment goals — working to unite donor passions with university priorities. She has been actively involved planning a variety of UTHealth School of Dentistry’s community events and programs, including continuing education programs, reunions and special events like Behind the Smile: Stories in and out of Dentistry.