Patient Care

Dental Hygiene thesis research project earns award at national conference

April 25, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 25, 2022 – Research conducted by a dental hygiene student while earning her master’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has received a national award. Heather Lawler received the Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health during the National Oral Health Conference in Fort …

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Student Profile: Lexi Glinos (DDS 2022) – Dental school’s challenges sometimes extend beyond the classroom and the clinic

March 4, 2022

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. __________________________ Lexi Glinos is focused on helping those around her, whether it is relieving patients’ pain, preserving their teeth, communicating in their native Spanish language, or helping students navigate academic challenges. A fourth-year student set to graduate from the …

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Dean, faculty contribute to landmark national report on oral health in America

January 7, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2022 – A new landmark report on the state of oral health in America contains significant contributions from 17 faculty members at the School of Dentistry. “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges” was prepared under the direction of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the …

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Student Profile: Natani Atsitty has navigated a distinctive path from a Navajo reservation to linguistics to Army helicopter pilot to dentist

December 10, 2021

This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. The story of Natani Atsitty’s journey to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry stands out even at a highly selective school where his fellow students also have distinctive and impressive credentials that led them to Ann Arbor. The …

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Dr. Hom-Lay Wang receives distinguished service award; several others also cited by national periodontology group

December 8, 2021

Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 8, 2021 – Periodontics faculty and graduate program residents received numerous awards at the American Academy of Periodontology annual meeting last month. Faculty member Dr. Hom-Lay Wang received the Distinguished Service Award from the organization that represents more than 8,000 periodontists. The award honors members who have contributed to the specialty …

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New DaSilva study: Virtual reality can assist mindful breathing in pain reduction

October 13, 2021

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 13, 2021 – A School of Dentistry faculty member has published new research on enhancing meditative mindful breathing with virtual reality in order to reduce pain. Alexandre DaSilva, an associate professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics, and his research team compared traditional mindful breathing with an …

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