Periodontics & Oral Medicine

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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Dr. Yu Leo Lei interview featured by national research organization

December 6, 2021

Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 6, 2021 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Yu Leo Lei is featured in a “Member Spotlight” interview posted by the American Association of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) on the national organization’s website. AADOCR, with 3,100 members, is the largest Division of the International Association of Dental Research …

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Janet Kinney named inaugural Dorothy Hard Professor

July 16, 2021

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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Faculty member Renny Franceschi elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 7, 2020

Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Renny Franceschi, the Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, has been elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Franceschi was cited for distinguished contributions to the fields of transcriptional control mechanisms of bone formation, signaling and extracellular matrix …

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School extends editing role with Journal of Dental Education

September 10, 2020

Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 10, 2020 – The School of Dentistry will continue to have a prominent role in the leading academic journal for dental education as one faculty member replaces another as the publication’s associate editor. Dr. Romesh Nalliah, a clinical professor and Associate Dean for Patient Services, began as associate editor of the …

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Medical, dental school researchers collaborate on connection between oral health and gut inflammation

June 16, 2020

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2020 – A new collaborative study from researchers at the University of Michigan medical and dental schools examines the link between poor oral health and inflammatory bowel disease. Nobuhiko Kamada, assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of gastroenterology, studies the collection of bacteria that are normally present in the …

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