Education

Students appreciate return to in-person instruction

September 11, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 11, 2020 – Students returning to the School of Dentistry in-person after several months of distance learning because of the pandemic say they have a new appreciation for the opportunity to work alongside classmates, treat patients and interact closely with faculty.  While many of the newest dental and dental hygiene classes …

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School extends editing role with Journal of Dental Education

September 10, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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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DDS Class of 2024 arrives in-person at last

September 2, 2020

Reading Time: 14 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 2, 2020 – Members of the DDS Class of 2024 arrived at the School of Dentistry this week, but their first day at the school wasn’t really the first day of their dental education. That’s because, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, they spent the summer taking several of their first-semester courses …

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Dental school again ranked No. 1 in the world

June 30, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 30, 2020 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is again rated as the top dental school in the world by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an international organization that annually rates universities and their programs. The U-M dental school is ranked as No. 1 in Dentistry and Oral Sciences in Shanghai’s 2020 Global …

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School’s new OHS MS program approved for launch

June 16, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2020 – The School of Dentistry has received university and state approval for the development of a new Master of Science (MS) degree in Oral Health Sciences (OHS). U-M will be the only dental school in the country to offer the degree. The one-year program will prepare students to apply …

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Bien-Air donates electric handpieces worth $2.3 million

June 8, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 8, 2020 – The School of Dentistry has received a large, in-kind gift of dental equipment from Bien-Air, USA, Inc., one of the largest dental suppliers in the world, as part of the school’s major renovation project. Bien-Air is donating and installing 388 electric handpiece units used by faculty and students …

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Carlos González-Cabezas appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

May 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 22, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Carlos González-Cabezas has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs after an extensive national search. The position is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all educational programs in the school, including curriculum development and management, educational quality assessment and improvement, and academic …

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Dental Hygiene Alumni Profile: Valerie Nieto

April 9, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes This profile is one in a series highlighting U-M School of Dentistry dental hygiene alumni. “Hands down, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. This experience changed my life for the better and opened doors professionally that I never knew existed.”— Valerie Nieto, RDH, MS In 2015, shortly after Valerie completed an associate degree …

Student Profile: Joseph Samona

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 9 minutes This profile is one in a series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Note: This profile’s photographs, by Leisa Thompson Photography, were taken in February before local, state and national advisories on social distancing and other restrictions were put in place because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Anita Stewart is relaxing comfortably in a …

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Faculty member Domenica Sweier collaborates on Healthy Aging poll

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 26, 2020 – A new poll of older Americans that a School of Dentistry faculty member helped develop provides important insights into seniors’ views on dental insurance, oral health and dental care access. Dr. Domenica Sweier, a clinical associate professor at the dental school, helped develop the questions and analyze data …

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