Patient Care

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

January 7, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2022 – A new landmark report on the state of oral health in America contains significant contributions from 16 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

Reading Time: 9 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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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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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New DaSilva study: Virtual reality can assist mindful breathing in pain reduction

October 13, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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Student Profile: Lindsay Anderson added two master’s degrees on her way to realizing her U-M dental school dream

June 8, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Some people figure out their career path in high school. Others, during their college years, and some, not until after they graduate. But Lindsay Anderson has been sure of hers since second grade, when she had her first appointment …

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Dental students win campus-wide start-up business competition

May 4, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 4, 2021 – Three School of Dentistry students were recently notified that they won a campus-wide student business idea competition. Third-year dental students Nilay Patel, Raurie Petrich and Torrey Talifer won the “1000 Pitches” competition and will share the $1,000 first-place prize as they work to advance their idea into a …

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