Adriana Segura, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Academics, Faculty and Students
Interim-Chair Department of Comprehensive Dentistry
Dr. Segura graduated from dental school in 1990 from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. She then completed a general practice residency program in 1991 from Miami Veterans Hospital in Florida. She received her certificate and masters degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1993 from the University of Iowa. She was the director of the General Practice Residency and Hospital Dentistry at the University of Iowa from 1993 through 1999. She was the Predoctoral Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Program from 1999 to 2005 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She was the Interim-Chair for the Department of Community Dentistry at the UTHSCSA and the Director of Ricardo Salinas Clinic for three years. In these roles she increased the participation of Predoctoral students in community service outreach program. She also holds additional appointments as Professor, in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and the Department of Pediatrics. She was the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the School of Dentistry from 2009 to 2017. She was appointed in January of 2019 as the Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs. She served as Interim Dean for the School of Dentistry from June 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019. In 2019, she took on the position of Interim- Chair of Comprehensive Dentistry Department.
Dr. Segura is a Diplomat of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and in 2002 was elected to membership in OKU (Dental Honor Society). She was also honored by being accepted to the American College of Dentists in 2005. She has served as Chair of the Curriculum Management Committee from 2001-2004 and has served on the Strategic planning committee for the UTHSCSA Dental School since 1999. She was the Chair of Pediatric Section of American Dental Education Association and a past President of the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2003, she was honored by the San Antonio Business Journal with the Award of “40 under 40”. This award is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to their community. She was selected for the Faculty -at- Large position on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2003. In 2004, she was selected to the Texas Leadership Program. In 2005, she was selected for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Kellogg Leadership Program. She served on the Committee on Scientific Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Chair Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and as a Board of Trustee for the Hispanic Dental Association.
- 1993 - Postdoctoral Training - Pediatric Dentistry - University of Iowa
- 1993 - MS - Oral Science - University of Iowa
- 1991 - Residency - General Dentistry General Practice Dentistry - Residency Veterans Admin Medical Ctr
- 1990 - DDS - Dentistry - University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch
- 1986 - BS - Biology - Southern Methodist University
- 8/2006 - Professor/Academic Tenure - University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 8/2000 - Present, Pediatric Dentistry Lecture- Course DIPC6004, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Research & Grants
Funding Agency NIDR Specialized Caries Research Center Title The effects of fluoride releasing dental materials Status Complete Period - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Funding Agency Oral Health Research Core Center NIDCR Title Caries inhibition by fluoridated restorations in a compromised patient population Status Completed
Funding Agency Procter and Gamble Title Efficacy and Safety of a Novel 5.3% Hydrogen Peroxide Tooth Bleaching System Relative to a Marketed Bleaching System in Teenagers Recently Completing Orthodontic Treatment Status Complete Period - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Funding Agency GC Products Title In vitro comparison of Bonding agents Status Complete Period - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Funding Agency Samuel Harris Grant-ADA Foundation Title Children's Health Needs Emphasizing Dental Education for Ricardo Salinas Clinic Status Active Period - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Funding Agency Procter and Gamble Title A Study to Compare Single Brushing Plaque Removal for a Manual Toothbrush as Determined by Two Different Plaque Examiners Status Complete Period - Present Role Co-Investigator Grant Detail Funding Agency Procter and Gamble Title Efficacy and Safety of a Novel 6.0% Hydrogen Peroxide Tooth Bleaching System Relative to a Marketed Bleaching System in Teenagers Recently Completing Orthodontic Treatment Status Completed Project Period
- 2004 - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry