Patient Care

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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Medical, dental school researchers collaborate on connection between oral health and gut inflammation

June 16, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2020 – A new collaborative study from researchers at the University of Michigan medical and dental schools examines the link between poor oral health and inflammatory bowel disease. Nobuhiko Kamada, assistant professor of internal medicine in the division of gastroenterology, studies the collection of bacteria that are normally present in the …

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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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Study uncovers new insights into opioid prescribing for dental procedures

May 22, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 22, 2020 – A study by a team of researchers including a School of Dentistry faculty member sheds new light on how opioids can be prescribed less frequently for pain management after dental procedures. University of Michigan researchers discovered that opioids are more likely to be prescribed after dental procedures that …

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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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Romesh Nalliah: Study bolsters push for dentists to treat pain with non-opioids

March 17, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 17, 2020 – A new study about the use of opioids to control pain when teeth are extracted indicates other pain medications are just as effective or more so. Co-author Romesh Nalliah, Associate Dean for Patient Services at the School of Dentistry, said the study indicates that the use of opioids …

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Dental School Expands Treatment Services for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

January 31, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 31, 2020 – The School of Dentistry is expanding its resources for the treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The condition causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. It occurs when a person’s throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. It is a potentially serious …

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School Welcomes New Class of International Dentists

January 20, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 20, 2020 – Twenty dentists from eight countries were welcomed to the School of Dentistry last week as they start the school’s Internationally Trained Dentist Program (ITDP). Since the dental school created the program in 2005 to meet a growing demand, the ITDP has drawn dentists from around the world to …

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ADEA journal cites Nalliah paper as one of its 10 best in 2019

January 13, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 13, 2020 – A paper published by Dr. Romesh Nalliah, Associate Dean for Patient Services at the School of Dentistry, has been cited as one of the 10 best articles of 2019 in the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). Nalliah, a clinical professor at the dental school, described how patient service …

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