Research

Goal of dental school’s Research Day: Turning discovery into health

February 21, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 21, 2024 – For the second year in a row, a record number of research posters covered a wide-ranging variety of scientific research by students, postdoctoral trainees, staff and faculty at the annual Research Day held by the School of Dentistry on Feb. 15. The 160 posters provided insight into basic …

February 19, 2024

Carlos Smith is the rare dentist who holds both a DDS degree and a Master of Divinity Degree. The combination of those interests has led Smith to a successful career in academia as a faculty member and Associate Dean at the School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In the process, he has gained …

School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students continued to advance scientific research with a broad array of publications in 2023

February 8, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 8, 2024 – The University of Michigan School of Dentistry continued its leadership in important dental, oral and craniofacial research in 2023 with faculty publishing 263 papers, articles and reviews in a variety of leading scientific journals. The school’s annual research expenditures totaled $24.9 million and faculty received 38 grants, the …

Student Profile: With a dual DDS and PhD, Ben Swanson brings a ‘clinician-engineer’ vision of scientific discovery and new technologies to clinical care

January 23, 2024

Ben Swanson’s seven-year sojourn in Ann Arbor has been an educational tour de force packed with clinical dentistry training, advanced scientific research, and business and entrepreneurial studies. When he leaves the University of Michigan School of Dentistry after commencement in May, he’ll hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and a PhD in the Oral …

Jennifer Cullen appointed director of Dental Hygiene Division at School of Dentistry

January 16, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 16, 2024 – School of Dentistry dental hygiene faculty member Jennifer Cullen has been appointed director of the school’s Dental Hygiene Division. Dr. Purnima Kumar, chair of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, which oversees the division, announced the appointment Friday, ending a national search. Since 2016, Cullen has served …

Dental school faculty member Isabelle Lombaert receives major innovation award

October 30, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 30, 2023 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Isabelle Lombaert, a principal investigator for research on finding solutions for dry mouth, or xerostomia, has received a major funding award of $500,000.  She is one of the 2023 recipients of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Frankel Innovation Initiative Award, a …

Dental school PhD candidate draws national and international awards

September 19, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 19, 2023 – When Yao Yao left China in 2017 for a summer research internship at the University of Toronto in Canada, she expected it would be an interesting experience after which she would return to her home country, finish her final year of dental school and then decide on her …

U-M Regents approve Jacques Nör as Dean of the School of Dentistry

June 16, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 16, 2023 – Dr. Jacques E. Nör was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents as the next dean of the School of Dentistry. His five-year renewable appointment is effective Aug. 1. He will be the school’s 15th dean since its founding in 1875. Nör was recommended for …