School conducts COVID-19 antibody testing

June 11, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 11, 2020 – The School of Dentistry has joined a national effort to increase antibody testing related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, the school began testing local front-line healthcare workers, and more recently expanded to a wider community including all faculty, staff, and students of the School of Dentistry as …

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Student Profile: Joseph Samona

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 9 minutes This profile is one in a series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Note: This profile’s photographs, by Leisa Thompson Photography, were taken in February before local, state and national advisories on social distancing and other restrictions were put in place because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Anita Stewart is relaxing comfortably in a …

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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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ADEA journal cites Nalliah paper as one of its 10 best in 2019

January 13, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 13, 2020 – A paper published by Dr. Romesh Nalliah, Associate Dean for Patient Services at the School of Dentistry, has been cited as one of the 10 best articles of 2019 in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). Nalliah, a clinical professor at the dental school, described how patient service …

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Student Profile: Shyrie Patel

December 17, 2019

Reading Time: 7 minutes Advocating for Healthcare From Personal Experience This profile is one in a series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Shyrie Patel is just a few months away from earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, but she would prefer that you not congratulate her on becoming a dentist. Instead, on graduation day next …

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Patient credits dental school care team for its life-saving actions

July 22, 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes Dental appointment highlights the importance of routine blood pressure checks Ann Arbor, Mich., July 22, 2019 -– Susanna Zoumbaris has a compelling story to tell about the importance of the routine blood pressure check that starts every dental appointment at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Zoumbaris is convinced that three members of her treatment …

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Special Care Clinic Opens

December 1, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Dental Foundation grant provides expanded care This article was first published in the Fall 2018 edition of the Dentalum alumni magazine. Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 1, 2018 — Patients with special healthcare needs are now being treated at the School of Dentistry’s new Delta Dental Integrated Special Care Clinic. The clinic opened earlier this year …

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Free Mouth Guard Clinic June 22

May 2, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, MI — May 2, 2013 — The University of Michigan School of Dentistry will be holding its annual Mouth Guard Clinic for amateur athletes on Saturday, June 22.  Athletes who plan to play football, ice hockey, basketball, soccer or other sports in the near future are invited to be fitted for a free …

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Dental Students to Give Kids a Smile Feb. 2

January 15, 2013

Reading Time: 1 minute Ann Arbor, MI — January 15, 2013 — Dental and dental hygiene students and faculty from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry will be providing free oral health care services to children ages 5 to 12 on Saturday, Feb. 2, as part of the American Dental Association’s annual nationwide program, Give Kids a Smile. The …

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