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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Lynn A. Johnson, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness 

Division of Prevention & Geriatrics
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Recent Publications

Dr. Johnson joined the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in the summer of 2002.  She came from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she was an Associate Professor and also served as Director of the Educational Methodology and Instructional Technology.    Dr. Johnson is manuscript reviewer for Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Dental Education. She is the primary author of the educational software standards for the Working Group 5 (Dental Education and Research Systems) of the Task Force on Dental Informatics of the Accredited Standards Committee Medical Devices 156, which is sponsored by the American Dental Association. She is a member of numerous dental associations and has served as an officer in the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Education. Dr. Johnson currently serves as a charter member of the iTunes U Advisory Board for Apple Computer, Inc.

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson is actively involved in the design, production and evaluation of innovative and effective methods of communication and education.  She has also conducted research in the creation, storage and retrieval of digital images. She has served as a consultant for non-profit institutions developing computer-based simulations for the assessment of dental students and practitioners.  Dr. Johnson's current research includes developing and evaluating new strategies for delivering media effectively and efficiency to students including podcasting, interactive patient simulations; evaluating digital asset management systems; developing and evaluating educational World Wide Web products for dental students and practitioners; and researching a force-feedback dental surgical simulator.

Recent Publications

Peters MC, Adu-Ababio F, Jarrett-Ananaba NP, Johnson LA. Students' clinical learning in an emerging dental school: an investigation in international collaboration between Michigan and Ghana. J Dent Educ. 2013 Dec;77(12):1653-61. PubMed PMID: 24319137.

Horvath Z, O'Donnell JA, Johnson LA, Karimbux NY, Shuler CF, Spallek H. Use of lecture recordings in dental education: assessment of status quo and recommendations. J Dent Educ. 2013 Nov;77(11):1431-42. PubMed PMID: 24192408.

Schleyer TK, Thyvalikakath TP, Spallek H, Dziabiak MP, Johnson LA. From information technology to informatics: the information revolution in dental education. J Dent Educ. 2012 Jan;76(1):142-53. Review. PubMed PMID: 22262557.

Johnson L, Genco RJ, Damsky C, Haden NK, Hart S, Hart TC, Shuler CF, Tabak LA, Tedesco LA. Genetics and its implications for clinical dental practice and education: report of panel 3 of the Macy study. J Dent Educ. 2008 Feb;72(2 Suppl):86-94. PubMed PMID: 18250384.

Boynton JR, Green TG, Johnson LA, Nainar SM, Straffon LH. The virtual child: evaluation of an internet-based pediatric behavior management simulation. J Dent Educ. 2007 Sep;71(9):1187-93. PubMed PMID: 17761625.

Boynton JR, Johnson LA, Nainar SM, Hu JC. Portable digital video instruction in predoctoral education of child behavior management. J Dent Educ. 2007 Apr;71(4):545-9. PubMed PMID: 17468317.

Hendricson W, Eisenberg E, Guest G, Jones P, Johnson L, Panagakos F, McDonald J, Cintron L. What do dental students think about mandatory laptop programs? J Dent Educ. 2006 May;70(5):480-99. PubMed PMID: 16687633.

Karnell MP, Bailey P, Johnson L, Dragan A, Canady JW. Facilitating communication among speech pathologists treating children with cleft palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2005 Nov;42(6):585-8. PubMed PMID: 16241168.

Hendricson WD, Panagakos F, Eisenberg E, McDonald J, Guest G, Jones P, Johnson L, Cintron L. Electronic curriculum implementation at North American dental schools. J Dent Educ. 2004 Oct;68(10):1041-57. PubMed PMID: 15466056.