Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene thesis research project earns award at national conference

April 25, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 25, 2022 – Research conducted by a dental hygiene student while earning her master’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has received a national award. Heather Lawler received the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health during the National Oral Health Conference in Fort …

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School’s annual celebration of Research Day returns in-person with 94 projects on wide variety of topics

February 21, 2022

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 21, 2022 – The never-ending quest for answers to a wide variety of scientific questions about oral health was demonstrated on a large scale Thursday at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day. This year’s event featured 94 posters summarizing studies by dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students in various …

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Dean, faculty contribute to landmark national report on oral health in America

January 7, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2022 – A new landmark report on the state of oral health in America contains significant contributions from 17 faculty members at the School of Dentistry. “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” was prepared under the direction of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the …

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Janet Kinney installed as inaugural Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professor

September 15, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2021 – Janet Kinney, director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the School of Dentistry, was installed Tuesday as the inaugural Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professor. Dr. Hard built the school’s Dental Hygiene program into a national leader during her 44 years as director from 1924-68. The Hard professorship …

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Janet Kinney named inaugural Dorothy Hard Professor

July 16, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., July 16, 2021 – Janet Kinney, director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the School of Dentistry, has been named as the first recipient of the Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professorship. The appointment was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents and is effective Aug. 1, 2021, through …

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School announces creation of Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professorship

May 7, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 7, 2021 – The School of Dentistry has announced the creation of a new professorship to honor Dr. Dorothy Hard, who built the school’s Dental Hygiene program into a national leader during her 45 years as director from 1924-68. The establishment of the Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professorship carries two …

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Three dental school students named CEW+ scholars

March 15, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 15, 2021 – Three School of Dentistry students are among the CEW+ Scholars for 2020-21 announced last week as the organization celebrates 50 years of providing scholarships supporting the education of women and underserved students at the University of Michigan. CEW+ named 79 Scholars at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint …

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School’s annual Research Day goes virtual to showcase wide variety of scientific studies

February 19, 2021

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 – Although the annual Research Day at the School of Dentistry was presented virtually Thursday for the first-time in its history, the emphasis remained on cutting-edge science related to oral health. Dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students in various specialties, PhD students and postdoctoral trainees presented 88 …

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Faculty member’s research project promotes oral health for those with mental illness

August 6, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 6, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school’s Dental Hygiene division and Director …

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