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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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PhD-DDS student wins leadership award from ADA Foundation

September 15, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2020 – Shawn Hallett, a joint DDS-PhD student at the School of Dentistry, has received a national leadership award from the American Dental Association Foundation. The foundation’s Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award recognizes a promising leader who is a member of a diverse group that has been traditionally underrepresented in …

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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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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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School’s new OHS MS program approved for launch

June 16, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2020 – The School of Dentistry has received university and state approval for the development of a new Master of Science (MS) degree in Oral Health Sciences (OHS). U-M will be the only dental school in the country to offer the degree. The one-year program will prepare students to apply …

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Medical, dental school researchers collaborate on connection between oral health and gut inflammation

June 16, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2020 – A new collaborative study from researchers at the University of Michigan medical and dental schools examines the link between poor oral health and inflammatory bowel disease. Nobuhiko Kamada, assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of gastroenterology, studies the collection of bacteria that are normally present in the …

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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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Study uncovers new insights into opioid prescribing for dental procedures

May 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 22, 2020 – A study by a team of researchers including a School of Dentistry faculty member sheds new light on how opioids can be prescribed less frequently for pain management after dental procedures. University of Michigan researchers discovered that opioids are more likely to be prescribed after dental procedures that …

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Regenerative Medicine Center led by School of Dentistry receives $31.4 million grant from NIDCR

May 19, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 19, 2020 – A $31.4 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will allow a regenerative medicine resource center led by the School of Dentistry to continue its important research into the restoration of dental, oral and craniofacial tissues lost to disease, injury or congenital disorders. The …

School again leads annual NIDCR grant funding

April 24, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 24, 2020 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has received more research funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in fiscal 2019 than any dental institution in the country. A newly-released compilation of NIDCR grants shows that the school received $21.9 million for a variety of research …

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