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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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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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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DDS Class of 2024 arrives in-person at last

September 2, 2020

Reading Time: 14 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 2, 2020 – Members of the DDS Class of 2024 arrived at the School of Dentistry this week, but their first day at the school wasn’t really the first day of their dental education. That’s because, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, they spent the summer taking several of their first-semester courses …

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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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Online commencement celebration honors Classes of 2020

May 8, 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Ann Arbor, Mich., May 8, 2020 – The School of Dentistry created an online Commencement Celebration for the Classes of 2020 since the coronavirus pandemic prevented the traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. The online presentation includes numerous videos, written messages, photo slideshows and other elements, including the traditional graduation recessional music. Dean Laurie McCauley …

U-M highlights Dental School’s Global Initiatives outreach in Kenya

May 8, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, May 8, 2020 – Students and faculty from the School of Dentistry who travel annually to Kenya to treat school children and teach them about oral health are documented in a feature story and video posted on the university’s Global Michigan website. The story documents the two-week trip early this year …

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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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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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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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