Meet Me Monday – Oct. 3, 2022

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With Timothy R. Saunders, D.D.S. Timothy R. Saunders, D.D.S., assistant dean of Clinic Administration and a professor of Clinical Dentistry Saunders earned his D.D.S. degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska. Upon completing a one-year General Rotating Internship

Meet Me Monday – Sep. 26, 2022

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With Jon S. Ryder, DDS, MS Jon Ryder, D.D.S., M.S. joins Detroit Mercy Dental as the associate dean for academic administration. Ryder has held a variety of leadership and teaching roles at multiple institutions ­– most recently, he served as

Farewell President Antoine Garibaldi

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Today we’d like to extend a big thank you for his 11 years of leadership to our outgoing president, Antoine Garibaldi, as well as welcome our 26th president, Donald Taylor! President Taylor’s official first day is Friday, July 1. He

Volume 30, Issue 1 – 2022 Leading Edge is now available!

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Read the new Issue of Leading Edge All About the Alumni, a sample of individual alumni who have made marks in the professions and in the world. Though their experiences have been different, they all embody what it means to be

Dean’s High Five – May 2022

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Every day, there are special achievements and newsworthy headlines happening at the School of Dentistry. In an effort to give proper acknowledgment and share these successes, please tune in for the monthly Dean’s High 5 as we acknowledge those responsible for the top five

School of Dentistry Annual Student Research Day

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The Student Research Group reinstituted and hosted the Annual Student Research Day on April 22nd, 2022. This is the first research day event after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Student researchers submitted posters highlighting their current research efforts at Detroit Mercy Dental and presented them to a

2021-22 Academic Year Scholarship Award List – Leading Edge

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Congratulations to the following Scholarship Recipients. Alumni Scholarship – $2,000Lizette Ramirez (Dental Student year- 4)Jay Wayntraub (Dental Student year- 4) Charles DeFever Scholarship – $2,250Royce Garmo (Dental Student year- 2) Cooper Dental Scholarship – $1,250Ja’Nay Jones (Dental Student year- 2)