Dental school survey examines essential workers’ views on COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 24, 2020 – A survey of nearly a thousand people who were tested for COVID-19 antibodies at the School of Dentistry this summer examined how the pandemic is affecting the life experiences of essential workers, including dentists. The research project looked at the important role dentistry can play within the broader …

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Dr. Renée Duff named Associate Dean of Students

September 21, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 21, 2020 – Dr. Renée Duff has been promoted to Associate Dean of Students at the School of Dentistry. Dean Laurie McCauley announced the appointment, which was supported by the school’s Executive Committee and approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents at its meeting last week. The five-year appointment was …

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Students appreciate return to in-person instruction

September 11, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 11, 2020 – Students returning to the School of Dentistry in-person after several months of distance learning because of the pandemic say they have a new appreciation for the opportunity to work alongside classmates, treat patients and interact closely with faculty.  While many of the newest dental and dental hygiene classes …

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School extends editing role with Journal of Dental Education

September 10, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 10, 2020 – The School of Dentistry will continue to have a prominent role in the leading academic journal for dental education as one faculty member replaces another as the publication’s associate editor. Dr. Romesh Nalliah, a clinical professor and Associate Dean for Patient Services, began as associate editor of the …

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Prosthodontics resident creates webinar series for African dentists

August 28, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 28, 2020 – Dr. Uvoh Onoriobe, a resident in the School of Dentistry’s Graduate Prosthodontics Program, planned to travel to his native Nigeria this year to help develop a predoctoral implant curriculum for the country’s dental schools. The project, which is his master’s degree thesis, was postponed when the coronavirus pandemic …

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Faculty member’s research project promotes oral health for those with mental illness

August 6, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 6, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school’s Dental Hygiene division and Director …

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Two faculty members receive Roberts Professorships

July 31, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., July 31, 2020 – Two School of Dentistry faculty members have received named professorships, effective Aug. 1, 2020: Vesa Kaartinen is the Dr. Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry and David Kohn is the Natalie C. Roberts Professor of Dentistry. Dean Laurie McCauley announced the appointments, with the support of the School …

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Three new faculty members join School of Dentistry

July 29, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes New Faculty Updates are published in January and July each year to introduce full-time faculty who have joined the School of Dentistry. Ann Arbor, Mich., July 29, 2020 – The three new full-time faculty members who joined the School of Dentistry since Feb. 1, 2020, specialize in cariology, restorative sciences, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. …

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Rogerio Castilho named interim chair of Periodontics and Oral Medicine department

July 13, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., July 13, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Rogerio Castilho has been named interim chair for the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, effective Aug. 1. Castilho is an associate professor in the department and serves as associate chair for its Division of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Radiology. Dean …

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