Events

Commencement 2022: A Celebration of Completing Degrees During an Unprecedented Time

May 10, 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 10, 2022 – The students who graduated from the School of Dentistry on Friday were saluted for their choice of a profession that will touch and significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in the graduates’ work as practicing dentists, hygienists, researchers and educators. Commencement speakers encouraged members of the …

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Ralph Helmick sculpture at School of Dentistry adds distinctive new element to the University of Michigan campus art collection

April 12, 2022

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 12, 2022 – A new art installation at the School of Dentistry brings a distinctive addition to the portfolio of art on the University of Michigan campus, school and university administrators said during a reception celebrating the artist and his striking creation. Perennial is a sculpture by award-winning artist Ralph Helmick …

Alum Ralph Helmick

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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Family, friends help Class of 2024 celebrate at in-person White Coat Ceremony

March 16, 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 16, 2022 – Members of the DDS Class of 2024 at the School of Dentistry, already accustomed to some non-traditional scheduling because of the COVID-19 pandemic, were finally able to celebrate their White Coat Ceremony in-person on Friday evening. The annual tradition, attended by several hundred family members and friends at …

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School’s annual celebration of Research Day returns in-person with 94 projects on wide variety of topics

February 21, 2022

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 21, 2022 – The never-ending quest for answers to a wide variety of scientific questions about oral health was demonstrated on a large scale Thursday at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day. This year’s event featured 94 posters summarizing studies by dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students in various …

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Annual Research Day returns in-person on Feb. 17, features keynote address by NIDCR deputy director

February 3, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 3, 2022 – The annual event celebrating scientific research at the School of Dentistry returns in-person on Thursday, Feb. 17, featuring 94 research projects and a keynote address by the deputy director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Research Day, which dates to the 1960s, features presentation …

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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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School welcomes new cohort of internationally trained dentists

April 2, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2021 – Twenty dentists from eight countries formally began the school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program (ITDP) in January and the school recently held an informal White Coat Ceremony to welcome the new students. A video of the event was shared with the class members and their family and friends. Since …

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Ida Gray Awards highlight school’s annual DEI Day

February 26, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 26, 2021 – A student, staff member, professor and alumna of the School of Dentistry were honored Thursday for contributing to the school’s welcoming and inclusive environment. The Ida Gray Award presentations were the centerpiece of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day program that called attention to the school’s longstanding vision …

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