Hom-Lay Wang

Collegiate Professor of Periodontics and Professor of Dentistry


Periodontics & Oral Medicine





Hom-Lay Wang, DDS., MSD., Ph D, Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wang received his DDS from Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, DDS, MSD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and Ph D from Hiroshima University, Japan. He has co-editor one textbook, published more than 30 book chapters/invited reviews and more than 500 scientific articles. Dr. Wang currently serves as a member of Scientific Oversight Committee and Continuing Education Oversight Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Board of Director for the Academy of Osseointegration (AO). Dr. Wang is a Diplomate and a Former Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of American College of Dentists as well as a Fellow of AO, a Diplomate and Former President and Board Director of the ICOI, former Consultant for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and appointed as a visiting professor at Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, Peking University, China, West China University and many others. In addition, he also serves as a member of the Task Force on Annual Meeting Innovation, Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship Selection Committee, a former member of the In-Service Examination Committee and Research Submissions Subcommittee for the AAP, a former member and Chair of Website Online Education Committee Member as well as a member of Clinical Innovation Committee for the Academy of Osseointegration, a former member of the Scientific Information Committee for the AADR and have also served on more than 30 different Committees at University of Michigan as well as many committees in AAP and Midwest Society of Periodontology. He serves as an Associate Editor for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry Organization, eJournal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, and Founding Editorial board member for Clinical Advances in Periodontics, Editorial Board member for the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and many others. Dr. Wang is the recipient of following awards/honors: AADS clinical research fellowship award (1992), University of Michigan Outstanding Service Award (2001), Best Faculty Award (2003), The Charles E. English Annual Award in Clinical Science and Techniques (2004), Best papers in Journal of Oral Implantology (2004) and Implant Dentistry (2004), Morton L. Perel Annual Award for Dental Implant Educator (2007), AAP University of Michigan Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in P