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6 Faculty Promoted

Ann Arbor, MI — May 26, 2015 — Six University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty members have been promoted following action by U-M Regents during their May 21 meeting.

One instructional track appointment required approval by Regents.  The other five clinical and research track appointments were approved by the Provost and reported to Regents.  The promotions are effective September 1. 

Instructional Track

Nan Hatch (DMD, PhD), an assistant professor of dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, advances to associate professor of dentistry with tenure.

Clinical Track

Theodora Danciu (DMD, DMSc) advances from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor.  Danciu, a member of the school’s Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, is also director of the Oral Pathology Biopsy Service.

Tracy de Peralta (DMD, PhD, MClin Ed) advances to the rank of clinical associate professor from clinical assistant professor.  She is a member of the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics.

Janet Kinney (RDH, MS), director of the school’s Dental Hygiene Program, advances to the rank of clinical associate professor from clinical assistant professor of dentistry.

Berna Saglik (DDS, MS) advances to the rank of clinical associate professor from clinical assistant professor.  She is a member of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences.

Research Track

Susan Taichman (RDH, MS, MPH, PhD) advances to associate research scientist from assistant research scientist.  She is also an assistant professor of dentistry without tenure in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine.