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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Faculty Profile - Hamerink

Howard A. Hamerink, DDS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Biologic & Materials Sciences, Prosthodontic Section
1011 N University Ave, Rm 1395
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1078
P 734-615-6694 | Email

Complete CV

Major Responsibilities:

  • Academic Program Director of Community Based Clinical Education
  • Co-Director of Health Care Delivery (Curriculum Defined Pathway)
  • Clinical instruction in Comprehensive Care Clinic
  • Course Director:
    • DENT 524 Introduction to Pathways
    • DENT 625A, 725A and 825A Pathways Health Care Delivery
    • DENT 757   Introduction to Community Based Dental Education
    • DENT 857   Community Based Clinical Education

Special Distinctions:

  • Developer and Manager of eClas cloud based student assessment instrument (2011- present)
  • PI - Providing Primary Prosthodontic Care - Evaluation of treatment outcomes, student providers and patient’s (quality of life, well being and assessment of care) IRB-Med 00028940
  • PI – Assessing patient and student Perceptions, Activation and outcomes of an Inter-professional Clinical Immersion (HERSA Grant T12HP26283) IRB – Med Not regulated

Recent Presentations:

  • An Access to Care Educational Opportunity Pilot ADEA Faculty Workshop San Diego, CA
  • Community-based Prosthodontics Education- Patients ‘Perceptions of Students‘ Performance ADEA Poster Presentation
  • Evaluating a Removable Prosthesis Clinical Protocol Objective and Subjective Outcomes. AADR Oral Presentation
  • Maximizing Outreach Program Value ADEA Faculty Workshop Seattle WA
  • Pathways: fostering Self-Directed Learning, Critical Thinking and Self-Reflection ADEA Faculty Workshop San Antonio TX
  • IPE Immersion Model in Community Based Health Clinic Settings, ADEA Faculty Workshop San Antonia TX

Dr. Hamerink received his DDS and did his graduate studies in dental materials and fixed prosthetics at The University of Michigan. Dr. Hamerink maintains a private practice in Plymouth, Michigan. He lectures in the areas of prosthodontic treatment planning, impression techniques, implant abutment selection, the single tooth and interim implant. Dr. Hamerink was a co-investigator in a clinical study of the provisional and overdenture implants.  He is on editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of the American Association Dental Education and an evaluator for the Dental Advisor.

Dr. Hamerink is a delegate to the American Dental Association, trustee for the Michigan Dental Association and member of the following Washtenaw District Dental Society, the Francis B. Vedder Society, the R.H. Kingery Society and the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentistry.