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Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD

Harold A. Henson

Dr. Harold A. Henson currently serves as a Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and is the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

He has taught at all levels of curriculum: graduate, predoctoral, and undergraduate, since 1998 and has served in various senior academic leadership positions. He has held numerous leadership positions within organized dental hygiene.

Dr. Henson is the recipient of numerous national, regional, and local teaching awards. In June 2009, he received the American Dental Hygienists' Association Procter and Gamble/Oral-B Educator of the Year Award. Then in November 2021, he received The University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. This award was established in 2008 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents to honor extraordinary classroom performance and teaching innovation. It is the highest teaching award that can bestowed to a faculty member in The University of Texas System.

Dr. Henson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston. He earned a certificate in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He continued his graduate studies by completing a Master of Education in Allied Health Education and Administration from The University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Human Resource Development with a specialization in Adult Education from Texas A&M University.

Updated: January 2023