Technology & Innovation

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member helps develop new recommendations for significant change related to dental X-rays

March 5, 2024

Ann Arbor, Mich., March 5, 2024 – A University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member helped develop a new recommendation by the American Dental Association (ADA) that is likely to affect millions of Americans during their future dental appointments. Dr. Erika Benavides was chair of an expert panel established by the ADA’s Council on …

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 …

Professor Peter Ma awarded for most-cited paper by Biomedical Engineering Society

January 10, 2023

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 10, 2023 – A research paper published by a University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member has been honored as the most-cited paper in the 50-year history of an international journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Professor Peter Ma received the award during the annual meeting of the BMES …

Faculty Member Dr. Mark Fitzgerald on Team Receiving International Education Award

June 20, 2022

Ann Arbor, Mich., June 20, 2022 – A School of Dentistry faculty member is part of a University of Michigan team that received an international Learning Impact Award for a project that improves Interprofessional Education (IPE) data tracking. The project was a collaboration between the Center for Interprofessional Education and the campus Information and Technology …

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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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Dental students win campus-wide start-up business competition

May 4, 2021

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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