Go to content

TAMHSC-BCD students stomp over Houston home field advantage with another Dental Olympics win

While traditionally, the school hosting the Dental Olympics is favored to win, that did not happen this year in Houston.

Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry students went on to win their third straight Dental Olympics, even though they had traveled hours from home for the event.

The Dental Olympics is designed as a fun sporting event that builds camaraderie among the three Texas dental schools (Dallas, San Antonio and Houston) and it seems TAMHSC-BCD is putting its stamp on the competition. Dallas dental students have won the Dental Olympics a number of times over the past several years, including 2001-2005, 2007 and 2009-2011. Students and faculty can rest assured the Dental Olympics trophy—which dates back to 1978—sits safely in the Office of Student Affairs.

This year, more than 100 TAMHSC-BCD students made the trek to the Houston campus to participate in the various men’s, women’s and coed events, including the following:

  • football;
  • basketball;
  • soccer;
  • volleyball;
  • softball;
  • tennis;
  • 5K run;
  • washers;
  • dodgeball;
  • billiards;
  • golf; and
  • Foosball (Houston’s choice event).

Judges determine the Dental Olympics winners by awarding points for each event based on whether the school received first, second or third place. At the end of the day, the school with the most points wins. With yet another victory in place, TAMHSC-BCD students have another year to bask in the glory as Dental Olympics champions.

Dental Olympics 2011 Dental Olympics 2011
There were more than a dozen Dental
Olympics events, including soccer.
More than 100 BCD students made the trip to Houston, helping seal
the college's ninth win since 2001.