Weather Alert: Oct. 27, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 4 p.m. today as a strong cold front, heavy rainfall, and potentially damaging winds move through the Greater Houston area. You may have received the National Weather Service (NWS) push notifications to your portable device via your phone cell provider.

UTHealth Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management is monitoring weather conditions in the Texas Medical Center and will provide UTHealth Alert updates if a threat is detected.

Weather-related warnings are always based on conditions within the Texas Medical Center. Please continue to monitor your local weather conditions and news outlets for your safety.

In case of an emergency, ensure you have contact information at hand to communicate to your supervisor or instructor should you find yourself at risk during inclement weather.

School of Dentistry Building Third-year dental students (from left to right) Kayla Rankin, Elizabeth Pohlmann, and Khoi Le volunteered at the Morales Memorial Foundation’s 24th Annual School Supply Giveaway. Many Faces. One Mission. Dr. Richard Black was recognized as the 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™ at the “Texas Academy Awards” at the annual Lone Star Dental Conference.

Volunteers participate at Morales Memorial Foundation’s School Supply Giveaway

Volunteers from UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry handed out over 400 pediatric and teen dental goodie bags to families from the city’s Greater East End community at the Morales Memorial Foundation’s 24th Annual School Supply Giveaway in August.

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Alumnus Richard Black named 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™

The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s 2021 Texas Dentist of the Year™ is UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry alumnus Richard C. Black, DDS ’76, MS ’78. Black was named the winner of the award, the highest honor a Texas dentist can receive, Sept. 17 during the “Texas Academy Awards” at the annual Lone Star Dental Conference.

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UTSD Houston

Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate generalists and specialists. The school is part of UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), joining schools of medicine, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences and biomedical informatics.

The School of Dentistry offers 10 accredited programs: DDS, dental hygiene, two general residency programs and six advanced education programs, including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics, plus dual-degree programs in partnership with the School of Public Health and McGovern Medical School. Preceptor programs are also available.

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Our dental school has served Southeast Texas since 1905, providing a broad range of services, from fillings to reconstructive surgery. Patients are cared for by students and residents under faculty supervision.

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Each year, we enroll 100 DDS and 40 dental hygiene students. UTSD students gain clinical skills at on-site clinics, hospitals, and through community outreach projects. Advanced and continuing education programs are offered as well.

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UTSD excels in several areas of research, including the biomedical and clinical sciences, education, dental informatics, and much more. Our research programs benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and world-renowned faculty.

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Fresh faces of UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

August 16, 2021
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UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry welcomed 136 new faces between the Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene Programs with the start of the 2021-22 academic year in August. See a breakdown of each class.


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September 17, 2021

Four students will represent UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry in the 2021-22 cohort of UTHealthLeads, a one-year student fellowship program to develop future leaders in health care. In this program, fellows learn how to develop self-awareness, increase their leadership confidence, lead others, and effectively...