First, reply to the email that you received notifying you of your conditional acceptance. This way, the Office of Student Affairs is aware of your intentions as soon as possible. Then print the Letter of Intent, sign it, and return it to:
UT School of Dentistry
Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Reynalda R. Pinales
7500 Cambridge St, Suite 4120
Houston, TX 77054
The Office of the Registrar needs official transcripts of ALL college coursework. Even if nothing has changed since you sent transcripts during the application process, you still need to have final official transcripts sent to:
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225-0036
Submit: April 1 through June 1
To better assist our incoming classes, we ask that you please send a recent passport-type photo(white background) to be used on your student ID badges. These should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org beginning April 1 of the year of entry, but no later than June 1.
Beginning late March our Registrar's Office will begin emailing your User ID and Password to access MyUTH (Student System). You will need this User ID and Password for the link below.
In order for UTHealth incoming students to register you must provide verification of immunizations before classes start in August. Beginning in January 2013, we will require all immunizations to be entered through our new online database. Once this form is submitted, Student Health Services will verify and release your immunization hold so you can complete registration.
Beginning late March our Registrar's Office will begin emailing out your User ID and Password to access MyUTH (Student System). You will need this User ID and Password to either submit proof of your health insurance or confirm your participation in academic health plans.
Academic Year 2012 - 2013
Health Insurance Requirements for All Students
The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System mandates health insurance (Texas Education Code Section 51.961) for all students enrolled in the UT System health components. As such, each UTHealth student who cannot provide evidence of continuing coverage under another approved plan will be enrolled in the student insurance plan with Academic HealthPlans and assessed a health insurance fee. The health insurance fee is $1,204.00 for the academic year 2012-2013.
Before being able to register for classes each semester, every student must complete the health insurance certification process through his/her MyUTH account. Through this process, students either provide proof of their own coverage or confirm their participation in Academic HealthPlans. To waive this fee you are required to show proof of current health insurance coverage through another provider by completing the information below before the twelfth day of class for the Fall/Spring semester and the fourth day of class for the Summer semester of every academic year. Failure to provide this information before the deadline will result in forfeiting your option to waive the health insurance coverage and associated fee. Please note that it is not necessary to submit the waiver every semester, as after submitting the waiver in the fall and/or spring semester, the insurance fee will be removed from your bill for the remaining academic year.
For further instructions on accessing MyUTH to submit your proof of insurance or confirm participation in Academic HealthPlans, please review the Insurance Certification Instructions
All residency decisions are determined by TMDSAS and our Registrar’s Office will accept these decisions as final and official. The only time a “Core Residency Form” will need to be submitted to our Registrar’s Office is when it is determined that a DDS student is a non-resident by TMDSAS. ALWAYS PROMPTLY CHECK YOUR TUITION BILL FOR ACCURACY.
Procedures For Handling Extracted Teeth
Collection, storage, sterilization and handling of extracted teeth to be used for educational purposes at the School of Dentistry follows Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and guidelines.
Before being used in an educational setting, extracted teeth that do not contain amalgam can be steam heat sterilized to allow for safe handling. Microbial growth can be eliminated by using an autoclave cycle for 40 minutes.
Extracted teeth containing amalgam restorations should not be heat-sterilized because of the potential health hazard from mercury vaporization and exposure. If extracted teeth containing amalgam restorations are to be used, immersion in 10% formalin, solution for 2 weeks is recommended for disinfecting both the internal and external structures of the teeth. The School of Dentistry uses disinfection in formalin to eliminate microbial growth on all teeth.
Keep an eye out for an email from Jayne Little for your invitation to the Open House and White Coat ceremony, which will take place the Saturday after orientation. You’ll need to RSVP for yourself and your guests (5 maximum).
All entering students are required to read through the DDS Entering Guide. This guide contains information about registration, orientation, accessing the Student UT-Link, tuition, activities, etc.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail SOD.Questions@uth.tmc.edu.