Achievements & Awards

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 16 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. Hom-Lay Wang receives distinguished service award; several others also cited by national periodontology group

December 8, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 8, 2021 – Periodontics faculty and graduate program residents received numerous awards at the American Academy of Periodontology annual meeting last month. Faculty member Dr. Hom-Lay Wang received the Distinguished Service Award from the organization that represents more than 8,000 periodontists. The award honors members who have contributed to the specialty …

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Three SoD students receive annual CEW+ scholar awards

December 6, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 6, 2021 – Three School of Dentistry students are among the community of scholars who have received scholarships and fellowships for 2021-22 from CEW+ at the University of Michigan. As part of its extensive annual student support program, CEW+ this year provided financial support to 95 students at its Ann Arbor, …

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Tamara Barnes named Curator of the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry

December 2, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 2, 2021 – Tamara C. Barnes has been named Curator of the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Barnes joins the museum after four years as Assistant Director for Material Culture at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo, Mich., where she managed the exhibit and collections …

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Associate Dean named Fellow of the American College of Dentists

November 5, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 5, 2021 – Dr. Renée E. Duff, Associate Dean for Students at the School of Dentistry, was recently inducted into the American College of Dentists, a national honor society for the dental profession. Founded in 1920, the American College of Dentists is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Fellows must …

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Emeritus Classes of 1970, 1971 lead school’s Reunion Weekend festivities

November 5, 2021

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 5, 2021 – The School of Dentistry’s DDS and MS classes of 1970 and 1971 were celebrated as they marked the 50th anniversary of their degrees during the school’s annual Reunion Weekend this Thursday through Saturday. About 20 members of each DDS class and three alumni who received master’s degrees in …

Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony: A commitment to patients, dentistry and integrity

November 1, 2021

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 1, 2021 – Family and friends of the first-year class at the School of Dentistry came from around Michigan and the country on Friday to attend the annual White Coat Ceremony that welcomes students to the profession and recognizes their commitment to exemplify the highest standards of integrity and care. During …

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Research team led by OMFS faculty member wins national award

October 8, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich, Oct. 8, 2021 – A team of researchers led by a University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member received a top award last week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). The Daniel M. Laskin Award, which recognizes the most outstanding article published in …

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Dr. Margherita Fontana to receive evidence-based dentistry award from ADA

October 7, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 7, 2021 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Margherita Fontana will receive the Evidence-Based Dentistry Accomplished Faculty Award from the American Dental Association (ADA) at its annual conference next week. The award is one of three Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Faculty and Practice Awards that the ADA presents to acknowledge currently …

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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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