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Mary Roberson, Clinical Affairs

Mary Roberson

Mary Roberson, instrument technician I

Photo by Steven Doll


“I have enjoyed my time working at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.”


If there is one word to sum up Mary Roberson’s feelings about her 30 years at the college, it’s “thankful.” Roberson – not one to focus on herself – was asked about some of her favorite memories from her time at the dental school and simply said she was “grateful.”

“I have enjoyed my time working at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry,” says Roberson, instrument technician I for clinical affairs. “I’ve had some good times and some bad times, but the good outweighed the bad, and for that I am thankful.”

Some moments Roberson fondly remembers took place during TAMHSC-BCD events, where she describes students, faculty and staff gathered together as a family.

Roberson started at TAMHSC-BCD in 1981 as an instrument technician and has stayed purely because she enjoys the duties of her job. Another added perk is the interaction with staff and students.

Her current duties include ensuring the clinics in oral surgery are run properly, professionally and up to TAMHSC-BCD standards. She does this by keeping instruments in the clinic processing area stocked and ready for residents and faculty alike.

Roberson has seen a lot of change at the dental school during the past three decades, but to her, the biggest difference boils down to accountability.

“The way things are done has changed,” says Roberson. “There is much more responsibility and accountability in the job.”


“Church and spending time with my family.”

Family stats:

“I’ve been married for 40 years to my husband, Johnny, who is the apple of my eye. I have two children and seven grandchildren, and they are the center of my joy.”