Global Initiatives

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 …

Student Profile: Leo Merle nears the finish line for dental school with another goal – improving on his world-class success as a para athlete in the 1,500-meter run

August 14, 2023

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Leo Merle has a couple of significant quests underway at the moment. Foremost is finishing his final year at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry on his way to his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree after graduation next …

School’s international outreach program returns with students providing care and linking with global partners in four countries

September 1, 2022

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sept. 1, 2022 – After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the School of Dentistry’s Global Initiatives in Oral & Craniofacial Health resumed its overseas outreach this year, sending teams of students and faculty to four countries on three continents. Teams went to Kenya, Israel, Honduras and Brazil to implement community prevention programs, provide …

Margherita Fontana is new director of school’s Global Initiatives program

June 4, 2021

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 4, 2021 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Margherita Fontana is the school’s new Director of the Global Initiatives in Oral and Craniofacial Health (GIOCH). The Global Initiatives program offers opportunities for dental students and faculty to travel abroad and perform community service outreach through dental clinics for underserved people. …

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Ida Gray Awards highlight school’s annual DEI Day

February 26, 2021

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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Carlos González-Cabezas appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

May 22, 2020

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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U-M highlights Dental School’s Global Initiatives outreach in Kenya

May 8, 2020

Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, May 8, 2020 – Students and faculty from the School of Dentistry who travel annually to Kenya to treat school children and teach them about oral health are documented in a feature story and video posted on the university’s Global Michigan website. The story documents the two-week trip early this year …

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Kenyan TV station covers school’s Global Initiatives program

March 12, 2020

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 12, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry students and faculty who recently provided dental care for school children in Kenya were featured in a report by a Kenyan television station. Ten dental students, three dental hygiene students and two members of the school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program went with …

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Dental students’ Global Initiatives trip featured by university

November 19, 2018

Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 19, 2018 -– Four students from the School of Dentistry who traveled to Brazil for an international study program earlier this year are the focus of a story featured on the home page of the University of Michigan website. “A Global Vision of Dentistry” documents the experience of students Mythili Ramakrishna Bhat, …

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Dr. Yvonne Kapila Lauded by U-M for International Outreach

November 18, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI — November 18, 2013 — A University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member has been recognized by the University for her international outreach initiatives.  Dr. Yvonne Kapila, director of the School’s Global Oral Health Initiative and a professor of dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, was one of …

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