Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

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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Dental School Faculty Receive Award for Major Bioscience Initiative

December 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. David Kohn will lead a new research project that seeks to develop advanced materials that control the programming of cells and their spatio-temporal organization into functional three-dimensional tissues. Kohn, a professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics and …

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Faculty member Isabelle Lombaert named IADR Salivary Researcher of the Year

July 18, 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes School’s IADR/AADR awards include faculty, students, research fellow Ann Arbor, Mich., July 18, 2019 — School of Dentistry faculty, students and a postdoc received several awards and honors at the joint annual conferences of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, last month. …

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Dental students explore Prosthodontic Clinic’s digital technology

April 16, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 16, 2018 -– The finer points of operating an intraoral scanner were the focus of a special clinic last week for about 50 first- through fourth-year students at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The students were invited to the school’s Prosthodontic Implant Clinic over two days during National Prosthodontics Awareness …

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Ma Elected AAAS Fellow

November 25, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, MI — November 25, 2013 — Dr. Peter Ma, the Richard Kingery Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He was among 388 scientists nationwide to …

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Dr. Carl Pogoncheff Certified by Prosthodontics Board

November 7, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, MI — November 7, 2013 — Dr. Carl Pogoncheff, an adjunct clinical lecturer in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Division of Prosthodontics, at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, was recently awarded board certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics.  It’s the highest credential a prosthodontist can receive. Pogoncheff is …

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Bradley Named U-M Senior Fellow in Society of Fellows

June 19, 2013

Reading Time: 1 minute Ann Arbor, MI — June 19, 2013 — Dr. Robert Bradley, professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been appointed by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman to serve the University as a Senior Fellow in the Society of Fellows.  Bradley is the …

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Ma Receives Prestigious Biomaterials Award

April 10, 2013

Reading Time: 1 minute Ann Arbor, MI — April 10, 2013 — Dr. Peter Ma, a professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is one of three scientists worldwide to receive a prestigious award from the Society for Biomaterials. The Society today presented Ma with the Clemson Award …

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Peter Ma Receives Distinguished Scientist Award

March 20, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, MI — March 20, 2013 — Dr. Peter Ma, a professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has received the Distinguished Scientist-Isaac Schour Memorial Award for his outstanding scientific contributions in tissue engineering, regeneration, and stem cell research.  Presented during the annual meeting …

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Electric Stimulation of Brain Releases Powerful, Opiate-Like Painkiller

January 14, 2013

Reading Time: 1 minute University of Michigan School of Dentistry researchers, collaborating with colleagues at other universities, have discovered that a small dose of electricity on certain regions in the brain of patients with severe facial pain may stimulate powerful painkillers in the body to mitigate the pain. Read more…

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