Nuala B. Porteous, BDS, MPH

Nuala B. Porteous

Associate Professor/Research
Department of Dental Diagnostic Science
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School

Dr. Porteous received her degree in dentistry from University College Cork, National University of Ireland, and a Master of Public Health degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health at Houston.  She is currently appointed as Associate Professor/Research in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School.

She worked as a general dentist for seven years in private practice and one year in a public health clinic.  She has held previous faculty appointments at UTHSCSA in the Department of Community Dentistry as Clinical Instructor (1995-1998), Assistant Professor (1998-2005), Associate Professor (2005-2007), and Infectious Diseases Fellow in the Department of General Dentistry (2000-2002).

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and is a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the International Association for Dental Research, and the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures.  She is a member of the American National Standards Institute/American Dental Association Standards Committee for Dental Products.  Her research activities include clinical trials to test the efficacy of oral healthcare products, and infection control issues, with a particular focus on dental unit waterline contamination.

Dr. Porteous has authored/co-authored many scholarly dental articles in peer-reviewed journals of national and international circulation, and has presented her research at many scientific meetings.