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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher, DDS, MS
Biologic & Materials Sciences
Professor Emeritus




Dr. Richard L. Fisher, associate professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2003.

Dr. Fisher received his D.D.S. degree in 1967 and his master’s in removable prosthodontics in 1972 from the University of Michigan.  He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as a clinical instructor in 1969.  He was appointed assistant professor in 1972 and was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 1976.  From May 2000 through June 2002 he served as a vertically integrated clinic director in our comprehensive care program.

He has been a strong participant in the department’s didactic and clinical instruction for undergraduate, predoctoral, and graduate students.  His area of research interest was in the area of removable prosthodontics.  Dr. Fisher’s service contributions for the School of Dentistry have been numerous.  His committee memberships have included the Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee, Clinic Operations Committee, Curriculum Committee, Academic Review Board, Student Affairs Committee, and the Emergency and Resuscitation Committee.  At the University level, he served as a member of the Senate Assembly Committee and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board on Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Dr. Fisher is a member of the American Dental Education Association, the Michigan and American Dental Associations, the International Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Sports Dentistry, and the Washtenaw District Dental Society. 

The Regents salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Richard L. Fisher Associate Professor Emeritus of Dentistry.