Research

Annual Research Day goes virtual on Feb. 18, features keynote address by Dr. Arlyne Simon

January 12, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 12, 2021 – The School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Feb. 18 will be held virtually with a keynote address by a nationally recognized biomedical engineer, author and entrepreneur. The annual Research Day tradition features the presentation of the latest scientific studies by dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students …

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School’s published research again receives high marks in 2020

January 8, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 8, 2021 – With nearly $26 million in annual research expenditures, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is involved in a wide range of scientific research that includes new biomaterials, regenerative medicine and insights into cancer that are helping to unlock new breakthroughs. This significant research by faculty and staff …

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Study led by faculty member Elizabeth Hatfield is JADA cover story

January 6, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 6, 2021 – The cover story of the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association features a study led by School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield. Hatfield is a clinical lecturer focused on Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Hospital Dentistry. …

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Dental School, Engineering collaborate to track spread of aerosols in clinics

December 15, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Romesh Nalliah, associate dean for patient services at the School of Dentistry, faced many daunting questions. Among them: How many patients could the school safely treat in its multi-chair dental clinics and how could it best protect patients and providers from coronavirus during appointments? “It was March and April,” …

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Faculty member Renny Franceschi elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 7, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Renny Franceschi, the Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, has been elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Franceschi was cited for distinguished contributions to the fields of transcriptional control mechanisms of bone formation, signaling and extracellular matrix …

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U-M XR Initiative podcast features Dr. Alex DaSilva updating H.O.P.E. Lab research

November 9, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 – The research of School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Alexandre DaSilva was the subject of a recent podcast conducted by the director of the University of Michigan’s Extended Reality (XR) Initiative. Jeremy Nelson interviewed DaSilva about his research as director of the Headache and Orofacial Pain Effort Lab, …

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Dental school survey examines essential workers’ views on COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 24, 2020 – A survey of nearly a thousand people who were tested for COVID-19 antibodies at the School of Dentistry this summer examined how the pandemic is affecting the life experiences of essential workers, including dentists. The research project looked at the important role dentistry can play within the broader …

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PhD-DDS student wins leadership award from ADA Foundation

September 15, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2020 – Shawn Hallett, a joint DDS-PhD student at the School of Dentistry, has received a national leadership award from the American Dental Association Foundation. The foundation’s Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award recognizes a promising leader who is a member of a diverse group that has been traditionally underrepresented in …

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School extends editing role with Journal of Dental Education

September 10, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 10, 2020 – The School of Dentistry will continue to have a prominent role in the leading academic journal for dental education as one faculty member replaces another as the publication’s associate editor. Dr. Romesh Nalliah, a clinical professor and Associate Dean for Patient Services, began as associate editor of the …

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Faculty member’s research project promotes oral health for those with mental illness

August 6, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 6, 2020 – University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor in the school’s Dental Hygiene division and Director …

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