Faculty

School’s published research again receives high marks in 2020

January 8, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 8, 2021 – With nearly $26 million in annual research expenditures, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is involved in a wide range of scientific research that includes new biomaterials, regenerative medicine and insights into cancer that are helping to unlock new breakthroughs. This significant research by faculty and staff …

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Study led by faculty member Elizabeth Hatfield is JADA cover story

January 6, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 – The cover story of the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association features a study led by School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield. Hatfield is a clinical lecturer focused on Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry. …

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Bi-annual faculty update: Two departments welcome three new faculty members

January 6, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes New Faculty Updates are published in January and July each year to introduce full-time faculty who have joined the School of Dentistry in the previous six months. Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 – The three newest full-time faculty members at the School of Dentistry have extensive teaching experience and expertise in general dentistry, oral …

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Faculty member Marcia Campos named to U-M’s IPE Leadership Program for 2021-22

January 6, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Marcia Campos is one of nine fellows who have been named to the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program for 2021-22. Educators and practitioners entering this 18-month program, now in its sixth year, participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by …

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Dental School, Engineering collaborate to track spread of aerosols in clinics

December 15, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Romesh Nalliah, associate dean for patient services at the School of Dentistry, faced many daunting questions. Among them: How many patients could the school safely treat in its multi-chair dental clinics and how could it best protect patients and providers from coronavirus during appointments? “It was March and April,” …

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Faculty member Renny Franceschi elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 7, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Renny Franceschi, the Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, has been elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Franceschi was cited for distinguished contributions to the fields of transcriptional control mechanisms of bone formation, signaling and extracellular matrix …

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Faculty-staff group to lead ADEA webinar on Dec. 10

December 5, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 5, 2020 – Four School of Dentistry faculty and staff members will lead a national webinar on Dec. 10 that focuses on how educators can promote critical thinking during disruptions to the traditional educational process because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association, with …

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‘Dentistry Today’ interviews Dr. Carlos González-Cabezas about school’s pandemic response

December 4, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 4, 2020 – Dr. Carlos González-Cabezas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, discusses how the School of Dentistry responded immediately and in the continuing aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic in an online interview posted today by Dentistry Today. González-Cabezas explains how faculty, students and staff responded when in-person education and patient treatment …

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U-M XR Initiative podcast features Dr. Alex DaSilva updating H.O.P.E. Lab research

November 9, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 – The research of School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Alexandre DaSilva was the subject of a recent podcast conducted by the director of the University of Michigan’s Extended Reality (XR) Initiative. Jeremy Nelson interviewed DaSilva about his research as director of the Headache and Orofacial Pain Effort Lab, …

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First newly renovated clinics open as part of school’s Blue Renew project

November 9, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 – Over the past two months, the dental school has opened newly renovated clinics that are part of Blue Renew, the four-year renovation and expansion project at the school. Last week, the school opened a new pre-doctoral education clinic, the Victors West (Maize) clinic, in the northwest corner of …

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