Department

Dental school faculty member Isabelle Lombaert receives major innovation award

October 30, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 30, 2023 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Isabelle Lombaert, a principal investigator for research on finding solutions for dry mouth, or xerostomia, has received a major funding award of $500,000.  She is one of the 2023 recipients of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Frankel Innovation Initiative Award, a …

Faculty member, alumnus appointed to Michigan Board of Dentistry

October 17, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 17, 2023 – A School of Dentistry faculty member and an alumnus of the school who is an adjunct faculty member have been appointed to the Michigan Board of Dentistry by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Dr. Dennis Fasbinder, Clinical Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, was …

Two leadership appointments announced for School of Dentistry

October 11, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 11, 2023 – Two leadership appointments for the School of Dentistry have been announced by Dean Jacques Nör. Dr. Mark Fitzgerald is the school’s new Senior Associate Dean, and Diane Thomas has been named Director of Budget and Financial Planning. Both appointments were effective Oct. 1. Fitzgerald is a professor in …

Three Dental Hygiene graduate students receive state King-Chavez-Parks grants

September 15, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2023 – Three students in the School of Dentistry’s graduate dental hygiene program have each received a significant state grant that encourages the development of faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. Ellese Blackmon Smith, Edith Dana and Rowie Fuertes each received the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program grant. The three are …

Two faculty members named to lead CRSE department on interim basis

August 14, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 14, 2023 – Dr. Ron Heys has been named Interim Chair and Dr. Gisele Neiva has been named Interim Associate Chair of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics (CRSE) at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The previous CRSE chair, Dr. Jacques Nör, is now Dean of the …

Faculty member Purnima Kumar receives Distinguished Scientist award from IADR at international conference

June 23, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 23, 2023 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member and department chair Dr. Purnima Kumar has received one of the highest honors bestowed by the International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR). Dr. Kumar received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Research in Periodontal Disease Award. It was presented Wednesday …

Dr. Jacques Nör recommended as next dean

June 2, 2023

Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 2, 2023 – Jacques E. Nör, the Donald A. Kerr Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, is being recommended as the next dean of the School of Dentistry. His five-year appointment, recommended by Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, would be effective Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of …