Research

Faculty member Domenica Sweier collaborates on Healthy Aging poll

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 26, 2020 – A new poll of older Americans that a School of Dentistry faculty member helped develop provides important insights into seniors’ views on dental insurance, oral health and dental care access. Dr. Domenica Sweier, a clinical associate professor at the dental school, helped develop the questions and analyze data …

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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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Journal of Clinical Investigation Publishes New Cancer Research by Lead Author Yu Leo Lei

February 24, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 24, 2020 – A research team led by School of Dentistry faculty member Yu Leo Lei has published a new study advancing the understanding of how tumors suppress the innate immune system. Published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the study, “HPV16 drives cancer immune escape via NLRX1-mediated degradation of …

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Research Day 2020: Awards presented from wide range of scientific inquiry

February 21, 2020

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 21, 2020 – More than 100 studies highlighted during the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Wednesday tracked an impressive variety of scientific questions. Researchers examined complex cell biology related to many aspects of oral health, as well as topics such as predicting future tooth loss and a potential therapy …

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Record Number of Posters Set for Annual Research Day Feb. 19

February 6, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 6, 2020 – The annual Research Day tradition at the School of Dentistry continues on Feb. 19 with the presentation of the latest scientific studies by dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students in various specialties, PhD candidates, postdocs, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. Research is thriving at the school with …

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‘Nature Communications’ Journal Publishes New Bone Research by Noriaki Ono Group

January 29, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 29, 2020 – A research team led by School of Dentistry faculty member Noriaki Ono has published a new study advancing the understanding of how cells repair bone injuries. Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study goes beyond previous research that found that bone regeneration is performed by a small …

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Faculty published nearly 200 papers in leading journals in 2019

January 15, 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 15, 2020 – With more than $25 million in annual research expenditures, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is involved with scientific research that ranges from innovative clinical trials for dentistry to advancing our understanding of cancer to leading breakthroughs in new disciplines such as regenerative medicine. This significant research …

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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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Dental School Faculty Receive Award for Major Bioscience Initiative

December 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 – School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. David Kohn will lead a new research project that seeks to develop advanced materials that control the programming of cells and their spatio-temporal organization into functional three-dimensional tissues. Kohn, a professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics and …

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Faculty help celebrate JDR’s 100th Year

November 25, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Journal of Dental Research, one of the most prominent research publications in the dental field, turned 100 years old this year. To commemorate and celebrate, the journal created a series of articles, papers and podcasts that highlight topics from its pages over the past century as it continuously transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research …

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