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DentalUM Spring/Summer 2013

DentalUM Spring/Summer 2013

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Published by umdent
Biannual alumni magazine from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Biannual alumni magazine from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

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Faculty Profle:Dr. Marilyn WoololkAlumnus Profle:Dr. Richard ShickMentor o the Year:Anne GwozdekResearch Day2013
Spring & Summer
Visionary Leader Scholar 
Dear Friends,Ten years! And what a wonderul 10 years it has been. It has been my goodortune to work with an exceptional group o aculty and sta and to witness,rst hand, the many talents o our dental and dental hygiene students,postgraduate dental specialty students and our PhD students. And, it hasbeen a privilege to get to know and work with our School o Dentistry alumniwho have been extraordinary in their commitment to and support o thisgreat school.I do not believe a day has gone by that I haven’t elt a sense o aweat the preeminence o the institution, our remarkable school, and thededicated people who have worked tirelessly to make it so. It has beenan amazing journey.And now, it is time to pass the baton to a new leader. In March, then-ProvostPhil Hanlon and President Mary Sue Coleman presented Dr. Laurie McCauleyto the Board o Regents or their consideration and approval as the next deanto lead the School o Dentistry. On March 21, the Board o Regents approvedDr. McCauley’s appointment eective September 1, 2013.Laurie is known to many o you as a riend, colleague, educator, clinician,and scientist. Her leadership experience is extensive and her knowledge o the School will enable a seamless transition going orward. A distinguishedscholar, talented academic leader, enthusiastic educator, and dedicatedpractitioner, Laurie is well prepared to meet the opportunities andchallenges that lie ahead.The School has sustained national and international recognition throughoutits 138-year history. It has been my distinct honor to have been among thedeans who have been the guides along the way. And when I refect on myyears as dean I will always remember and value the people, or it is all o you who have contributed to our success. You have inspired, encouraged,and advanced the mission o the University o Michigan School o Dentistryand or that I am truly grateul.Sincerely,Peter J. Polverini
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Spring & Summer 2013 Volume 29, Number 1
DentalUM magazine is published twice a year by theUniversity o Michigan School o Dentistry.Send comments and updates to:dentistry.communications@umich.edu or Director o Communications, School o Dentistry, Room 1218,1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078Dean ...........................................................Peter PolveriniDirector o Communications..................Sharon GraydenWriter & Editor .............................................Jerry MasteyDesigner .........................................................Ken Rieger Editorial Review Board:Dennis Lopatin - Chair Richard FetchietErica HanssSharon Grayden -
ex ofcio
The Regents o the University:
Mark J. Bernstein, Julia Donovan Darlow, LaurenceB. Deitch, Shauna Ryder Diggs, Denise Ilitch, AndreaFischer Newman, Andrew C. Richner, Katherine E.White, Mary Sue Coleman,
ex ofcio
University o Michigan School o DentistryAlumni Society Board o Governors:
Terms Expire 2013:
Kathleen Early, ‘77 DH, Lakeland, MIKerry Kaysserian, ‘81 DDS, Traverse City, MIJe Smith, ‘82 DDS, ‘85 MS, Byron Center, MIJerry Booth, ‘61 DDS, ‘64 MS, Jackson, MIJanis Chmura Duski, ‘89 DDS, Gaylord, MI
Terms Expire 2014:
Frank Alley, ’81 DDS, Portage, MIMichael Cerminaro, ’86 DDS, Muskegon, MISondra Moore Gunn, ’78 DDS, ’80 MS, Ann Arbor, MIM.H. “Reggie” VanderVeen, ’76 DDS,Grand Rapids, MIJackie Solberg, ’86 DH, Grand Rapids, MI
Terms Expire 2015:
Wayne Olsen, ’81 DDS, Traverse City, MIScott Schulz, ’96 DDS, ’03 MS, Traverse City, MISheree Du (Chair), ’80 BSDH, ’91 MS, Grand Blanc, MICarl Pogonche, ’09 DDS, ’12 MS, Lansing, MIMichael Palaszek, ’82 DDS, Grand Rapids, MI
Ex Ofcio Members:
Peter Polverini, DeanSteve C. Graton , Executive Director, Alumni Assoc.Richard R. Fetchiet, Executive Director, AlumniRelations and Development
The University o Michigan, as an equal opportunity/afrmativeaction employer, complies with all applicable ederal and statelaws regarding nondiscrimination and afrmative action.The University o Michigan is committed to a policy o equal opportunity or all persons and does not discriminate on thebasis o race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment,educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director or Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator,Ofce o Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, (734) 763-0235,TTY (734) 647-1388. For other University o Michigan inormationcall (734) 764-1817.Copyright © 2013 The Regents o the University o Michigan
Peter Polverini Reectson 10 Years as Dean
Dean Peter Polverini says he is grateul or the opportunity tohave served as dean.
MAC CommitteeRecognized orDiversity Eorts WolverinePatriot ProjectFaculty Profle
Dr. Marilyn Woololk,MS, DDS, MPH
 Alumnus Profle
Richard Shick,DDS, MS, MICD 
 Awards, IADR& Research Day2013 Anne GwozdekMentor o the Year
Member publication o theAmerican Association o Dental Editors
In this Issue
In this issue o DentalUM Dean Polverini refects on his two terms as dean,his accomplishments, his legacy, and his uture plans. You will also nd storiesabout awards and honors bestowed on the aculty, sta and students.Be sure to visit
or up to the minute accessto School o Dentistry news and events.

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