Durinda Mattana (center) received the Outstanding Dental Hygiene Alumna Award. On the left is Michelle Velez, president, U-M Dental Hygiene Alumni Association. On the right, Wendy Kerschbaum, past director of the school’s dental hygiene program, who nominated and introduced Mattana.
Photo by Janet Kinney
Dr. Cun-Yu Wang, professor, associate dean for graduate studies, and chair of the Division of Oral Biology and Medicine at the UCLA School of Dentistry, was this year’s Research Day keynote speaker. Wang is among the most highly cited dentist-scientists worldwide for his work as a leading investigator in the study of oral cancer, chronic inflammation and adult stem cells.
Photo by Per Kjeldsen
The first group of dental students who accepted a challenge from Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch (seated, center) to write abstracts for the Journal of Dental Education were (front row, left) My Yang and Dan Bair (front row, right) and (back row, left to right): Allison Everett, Francesca Gattuso, and Guneet Kohli.
Photo by Jerry Mastey
Nursing students participated in an interprofessional education program at the School of Dentistry last year to learn more about health issues they may encounter in young patients they see. In this photo taken in the school's pediatric clinic, nursing student Ashley Pieske (left) assisted pediatric residnt Dr. Stephanie Kloostra with a fluoride treatment.
Photo by Jerry Mastey
Caption: Omicron Kappa Upsilon inductees (Front row, left to right): Samantha Garber, Cassandra Schwab, Elena Petrova, Rebecca Mooar, Jonathan Dzingle, Dipa Patel, Lauren Ehardt, Kevin Kuo. (Back row, left to right): Brent Kendziorski, Mikhail Garibov, Laura Lungu. Not present: Kyle Eurick, Whitney Yahn.
Photo by Kritsa Paulin
The sign says it all. Touring the School are (left to right): Teri Battaglieri, director of corporate citizenship and philanthropy for Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana; Dr. Stephen Stefanac, senior associate dean; Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, associate dean and clinical professor of dentistry; and James P. Hallan, chairman of the Delta Dental Foundation Board of Trustees.