Patient Care

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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Student Profile: Shyrie Patel

December 17, 2019

Reading Time: 7 minutes Advocating for Healthcare From Personal Experience This profile is one in a series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Shyrie Patel is just a few months away from earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, but she would prefer that you not congratulate her on becoming a dentist. Instead, on graduation day next …

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Student Profile: Jordan Brown

September 23, 2019

Reading Time: 9 minutes This profile is one in a series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Fourth-year dental student Jordan Brown is not shy about sharing his enthusiasm for dentistry. Whether it is talking to him in person or paging through the dozens of photos and videos he posts on his Instagram social media page, it’s …

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Romesh Nalliah appointed Associate Dean for Patient Services

September 20, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 20, 2019 – The School of Dentistry Executive Committee and the University of Michigan Board of Regents have approved the appointment of Romesh Nalliah as associate dean for patient services.  The appointment is effective January 1, 2020, for a five-year term. In announcing the appointment Friday, Dean Laurie McCauley said Professor …

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Marita Inglehart among U-M faculty to receive new diversity professorship appointment

September 19, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 19, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Marita Inglehart is one of nine University of Michigan Professors who have been named the inaugural recipients of University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships. The U-M Board of Regents approved the appointments Thursday at its September meeting. The professorships were created to recognize …

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Special Care Clinic Opens

December 1, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Dental Foundation grant provides expanded care This article was first published in the Fall 2018 edition of the Dentalum alumni magazine. Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 1, 2018 — Patients with special healthcare needs are now being treated at the School of Dentistry’s new Delta Dental Integrated Special Care Clinic. The clinic opened earlier this year …

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