Technology & Innovation

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 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

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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U-M Regents approve professorships for faculty members Hera Kim-Berman and Noriaki Ono

February 19, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 19, 2021 – Two School of Dentistry faculty members – Drs. Hera Kim-Berman and Noriaki Ono – have received named professorships, approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. Dr. Kim-Berman, Graduate Orthodontic Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, was named the …

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School’s technology upgrade features new digital intraoral scanners

February 10, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 10, 2021 – Students and faculty at the School of Dentistry are using the latest in digital technology this semester after new equipment was purchased and integrated into the curriculum at the recommendation of the school’s Dental Technology Committee. Nineteen digital intraoral scanners were purchased last fall and implemented on a …

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School partners with Medical School for seminar on Learning Health Systems and healthcare transformation on Feb. 23

February 8, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 8, 2021 – The School of Dentistry is partnering with the University of Michigan Medical School for a virtual presentation examining how new technology and digital approaches are transforming healthcare. The med school’s Department of Learning Health Sciences and the dental school will host “Digital Transformation in Healthcare for a Diverse …

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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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Bien-Air donates electric handpieces worth $2.3 million

June 8, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., June 8, 2020 – The School of Dentistry has received a large, in-kind gift of dental equipment from Bien-Air, USA, Inc., one of the largest dental suppliers in the world, as part of the school’s major renovation project. Bien-Air is donating and installing 388 electric handpiece units used by faculty and students …

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Regenerative Medicine Center led by School of Dentistry receives $31.4 million grant from NIDCR

May 19, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 19, 2020 – A $31.4 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will allow a regenerative medicine resource center led by the School of Dentistry to continue its important research into the restoration of dental, oral and craniofacial tissues lost to disease, injury or congenital disorders. The …

U-M’s XR Initiative funds faculty member’s VR research

April 3, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 3, 2020 – School of Dentistry faculty member Hera Kim-Berman is leading one of six projects that have received the first wave of funding under the University of Michigan’s new Extended Reality, or XR, Initiative. Dr. Kim-Berman, Graduate Orthodontic Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and …

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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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