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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.

Esther O. Kuyinu, DDS, MS

 Esther O. Kuyinu, DDS, MS
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office: SOD-5446
  • Phone: 713-486-4238
  • Email:
  • Administrative Area(s): Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Dr. Esther Kuyinu is a full-time associate professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. She earned a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from University of Lagos School of Dentistry in Lagos Nigeria and a DDS degree from New York University College of Dentistry in New York. She also earned a certificate in prosthodontics and a master’s degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kuyinu was an Associate Professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics before joining the faculty at University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.


  • Predoctoral Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Digital dentistry
  • Dental outreach/medical missions to underserved communities locally and globally