Student Profile: Denise Curado (DDS 2024) relies on family support and self-discipline in completing her return to the profession of dentistry

April 12, 2024

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. _____________________ When Denise Curado crosses the stage at Hill Auditorium next month, her graduation from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry will bring her full circle back to the practice of dentistry that she started in Brazil more …

Alumni Profile: The ongoing international educational journey of Dr. Esam Tashkandi, MS in Prosthodontics (1993), PhD in Oral Health Sciences (1999)

March 23, 2024

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. ___________________________ Dr. Esam Tashkandi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the College of Dentistry at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A native of Riyadh, he completed dental school and a general practice internship …

School of Dentistry faculty member Nisha D’Silva elected vice-president of AADOCR

March 15, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 15, 2024 – Members of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) have elected University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Nisha D’Silva as vice-president of the national organization. Dr. D’Silva assumes the leadership position for 2024-25 at the conclusion of AADOCR’s 53rd annual meeting, being held …

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member helps develop new recommendations for significant change related to dental X-rays

March 5, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 5, 2024 – A University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member helped develop a new recommendation by the American Dental Association (ADA) that is likely to affect millions of Americans during their future dental appointments. Dr. Erika Benavides was chair of an expert panel established by the ADA’s Council on …

School honors student, staff member with Ida Gray Awards on annual DEI Day

February 22, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 22, 2024 – At its annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day on Tuesday, the School of Dentistry honored two individuals for their significant contributions to the school’s welcoming and inclusive community of students, faculty, researchers and patients. Since 1997, the centerpiece of the DEI Day program is a presentation of the …