Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics Faculty

Two faculty members named to lead CRSE department on interim basis2 min read

August 14, 2023

Two faculty members named to lead CRSE department on interim basis2 min read

Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 14, 2023 – Dr. Ron Heys has been named Interim Chair and Dr. Gisele Neiva has been named Interim Associate Chair of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics (CRSE) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

The previous CRSE chair, Dr. Jacques Nör, is now Dean of the school as of August 1. 

Dr. Ron Heys

Dr. Heys, Associate Professor of Dentistry, teaches part-time in the predoctoral clinics and delivers patient care in private practice. He has served as the CRSE Associate Chair since 2015. He graduated from the U-M School of Dentistry in 1972 with a DDS, and in 1975 with a master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry. His published research focuses on pulp biology and pulp response.

Dr. Gisele Neiva

Dr. Neiva, Clinical Professor in CRSE, has been a faculty member for the last 22 years and involved in clinical and laboratory research for more than 25 years. She is the Director of the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program and of the Graduate Restorative Clinic. She also serves as the school’s Director of Predoctoral Digital Dental Technologies. She graduated from the Federal University of Paraná School of Dentistry in Brazil, and has earned two master’s degrees: a Master’s in Restorative Dentistry from the U-M School of Dentistry and a Master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from U-M’s School of Public Health.


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