Faculty

Faculty member Domenica Sweier collaborates on Healthy Aging poll

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 26, 2020 – A new poll of older Americans that a School of Dentistry faculty member helped develop provides important insights into seniors’ views on dental insurance, oral health and dental care access. Dr. Domenica Sweier, a clinical associate professor at the dental school, helped develop the questions and analyze data …

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Romesh Nalliah: Study bolsters push for dentists to treat pain with non-opioids

March 17, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 17, 2020 – A new study about the use of opioids to control pain when teeth are extracted indicates other pain medications are just as effective or more so. Co-author Romesh Nalliah, Associate Dean for Patient Services at the School of Dentistry, said the study indicates that the use of opioids …

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Kenyan TV station covers school’s Global Initiatives program

March 12, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 12, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry students and faculty who recently provided dental care for school children in Kenya were featured in a report by a Kenyan television station. Ten dental students, three dental hygiene students and two members of the school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program went with …

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Two from School of Dentistry named to IPE Fellows program

March 5, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 5, 2020 – Two of the 11 new fellows in the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program are from the School of Dentistry. Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, a house officer and resident in the dental school’s Orofacial Pain program, and Martha McComas, a clinical assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene program. were …

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School celebrates DEI Day, Ida Gray Awards

February 26, 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 26, 2020 – The School of Dentistry presented its annual Ida Gray Awards Tuesday to a student, staff member and an associate professor who have actively contributed to the school’s welcoming and inclusive environment. The awards were the centerpiece of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day program that called attention to …

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Journal of Clinical Investigation Publishes New Cancer Research by Lead Author Yu Leo Lei

February 24, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 24, 2020 – A research team led by School of Dentistry faculty member Yu Leo Lei has published a new study advancing the understanding of how tumors suppress the innate immune system. Published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the study, “HPV16 drives cancer immune escape via NLRX1-mediated degradation of …

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Record Number of Posters Set for Annual Research Day Feb. 19

February 6, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 6, 2020 – The annual Research Day tradition at the School of Dentistry continues on Feb. 19 with the presentation of the latest scientific studies by dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students in various specialties, PhD candidates, postdocs, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. Research is thriving at the school with …

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Dental School Expands Treatment Services for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

January 31, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 31, 2020 – The School of Dentistry is expanding its resources for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The condition causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. It occurs when a person’s throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. It is a potentially serious …

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‘Nature Communications’ Journal Publishes New Bone Research by Noriaki Ono Group

January 29, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 29, 2020 – A research team led by School of Dentistry faculty member Noriaki Ono has published a new study advancing the understanding of how cells repair bone injuries. Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study goes beyond previous research that found that bone regeneration is performed by a small …

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New Faculty Join School

January 23, 2020

Reading Time: 2 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., January 23, 2020 – The two new full-time faculty members who joined the School of Dentistry since Aug. 1, 2019, specialize in pediatric dentistry and periodontology. Here are brief biographies …

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