Dental Hygiene

Alumni Profile: Dee Kelly (BSDH 1951) has contributed in many ways to dental hygiene and dentistry

August 11, 2022

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. _________________________________________________ It’s been seven decades since Dee Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, but she still remembers the strong will of the legendary professor who ran the program. Later …

Dental Hygiene faculty member, graduate student earn national awards

July 18, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., July 18, 2022 – A faculty member and a former graduate student in the Dental Hygiene program at the School of Dentistry have received national awards from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Kristin Peltz, an adjunct clinical lecturer, won the 2022 Sigma Phi Alpha Excellence in Journalism Graduate Award at the annual …

Dental Hygiene Program Welcomes New Class With White Coat Ceremony

June 7, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 7, 2022 – The Dental Hygiene program at the School of Dentistry held its inaugural White Coat Ceremony on May 26 to welcome 40 first-year students into the hygienist profession. The ceremony is similar to one that has been held for dental students for many years. Dental Hygiene Director Janet Kinney …

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Faculty Members Receive Award for Interprofessional Education Project

June 6, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 6, 2022 – Two School of Dentistry faculty members are part of a team that has received a prize for innovative teaching from the University of Michigan Provost’s Office. The faculty are Dr. Mark Fitzgerald, Associate Dean for Community-Based Collaborative Care and Education and an associate professor in the Department of …

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Dental Hygiene thesis research project earns award at national conference

April 25, 2022

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

January 7, 2022

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

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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