Melanie V. Taverna, MSDH, RDH


Melanie V. Taverna MS, RDH, is an Assistant Professor/Clinical Faculty, Department of Periodontics, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is also the program director for the Master in Science in Dental Hygiene program and serves as the Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) chair for the program.

Assistant Professor/Clinical Faculty, Department of Periodontics

Program Director of the M.S. in Dental Hygiene Program 

COGS Chair

Asst. Director of South Texas Oral Health Network


M.S., Dental Hygiene, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011

B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1985


Melanie Taverna, M.S. RDH

Director of Dental Hygiene Online Graduate Programs

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