Education

February 19, 2024

Carlos Smith is the rare dentist who holds both a DDS degree and a Master of Divinity Degree. The combination of those interests has led Smith to a successful career in academia as a faculty member and Associate Dean at the School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In the process, he has gained …

Dr. Rodrigo Maia is new director of dental school’s Continuing Education program

January 24, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 24, 2024 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Rodrigo Maia is the new director of the school’s Continuing Dental Education program. This newly expanded position is responsible for leading the design and development of a continuing education program business plan for the school. Working closely with the Faculty CDE Advisory …

Student Profile: With a dual DDS and PhD, Ben Swanson brings a ‘clinician-engineer’ vision of scientific discovery and new technologies to clinical care

January 23, 2024

Ben Swanson’s seven-year sojourn in Ann Arbor has been an educational tour de force packed with clinical dentistry training, advanced scientific research, and business and entrepreneurial studies. When he leaves the University of Michigan School of Dentistry after commencement in May, he’ll hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a PhD in the Oral …

Jennifer Cullen appointed director of Dental Hygiene Division at School of Dentistry

January 16, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 16, 2024 – School of Dentistry dental hygiene faculty member Jennifer Cullen has been appointed director of the school’s Dental Hygiene Division. Dr. Purnima Kumar, chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, which oversees the division, announced the appointment Friday, ending a national search. Since 2016, Cullen has served …

Student Profile: Oluwatobi Dauda, Class of 2024 – How dental surgery led to dental school

October 17, 2023

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. _______________________ Oluwatobi Dauda is a University of Michigan dental student who had not considered dentistry as a career even as she started college. Her dentist appointments during her childhood had always been regular check-ups and cleanings that were mundane …

Alumni Profile: Dr. Rohit Reddy (DDS 2008) – An immigrant success story in dentistry and business, built with an insistence on excellent patient care

September 19, 2023

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. ________________________________ Rohit Reddy has a spirit of gratitude about him. Time and again as he describes his very successful life’s journey so far, he stops to praise those who helped him along the way. He describes himself as “a …

New DDS students arrive, bringing together their 109 stories to comprise the Class of 2027

June 27, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 27, 2023 – The DDS Class of 2027 has arrived at the School of Dentistry with 109 students bringing lofty academic credentials and compelling personal stories from across Michigan and around the country. The dental students were greeted at orientation last week with a series of introductory meetings, equipment check-outs and …

U-M Regents approve Jacques Nör as Dean of the School of Dentistry

June 16, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2023 – Dr. Jacques E. Nör was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents as the next dean of the School of Dentistry. His five-year renewable appointment is effective Aug. 1. He will be the school’s 15th dean since its founding in 1875. Nör was recommended for …