Diversity & Inclusion

School of Dentistry has important presence at ADEA national conference

April 5, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 5, 2022 – The recent 2022 Annual Session and Exhibition of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) included the contributions of numerous faculty, alumni and students from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert was presented with one of the top honors bestowed by ADEA during the …

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Dental school alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert receives prestigious Gies Award from ADEA

March 22, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 22, 2022 – School of Dentistry alumna Dr. Jessica Rickert was presented with one of the top honors bestowed by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) during the organization’s annual conference in Philadelphia Monday evening. Rickert, a 1975 graduate of the dental school, received the William J. Gies Award for Achievement …

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Professor Marita Inglehart to give Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship lecture on March 31

March 21, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 21, 2022 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Marita Inglehart will present a virtual lecture on March 31 to commemorate her appointment as a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship. Based on research she has conducted over the last 25 years, Inglehart will discuss, “Dental care providers and patients from …

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Alumni Profile: Dr. Marilyn Woolfolk’s career started in research, moved into dentistry and found a home in academia, all at the School of Dentistry over 42 years

February 10, 2022

Reading Time: 9 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. When Dr. Marilyn Woolfolk reflects on her 42-year career at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, it’s a success story of resiliency and determination as she navigated a path from researcher to dental student to professor to administrator. …

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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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Student Profile: Natani Atsitty has navigated a distinctive path from a Navajo reservation to linguistics to Army helicopter pilot to dentist

December 10, 2021

Reading Time: 9 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. The story of Natani Atsitty’s journey to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry stands out even at a highly selective school where his fellow students also have distinctive and impressive credentials that led them to Ann Arbor. The …

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Donor Profile: Jane Plasman – Remembering the joy her father found in dentistry

October 4, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Editor’s Note: Jane Plasman, a retired University of Michigan alumna living in upstate New York, made a series of major financial gifts to U-M over the last year, including one to the School of Dentistry. Earlier this summer she …

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Gift of Gilda Snowden paintings to dental school honors her father’s 1953 DDS degree

April 5, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Ann Arbor, Mich., April 5, 2021 – Two paintings from the renowned Detroit artist Gilda Snowden will soon hang in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry thanks to a gift from the late artist’s estate. Snowden’s father, John …