Professor of Dentistry
Division of Prevention and Geriatrics
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
734-763-8073 Fax: (734) 763-5503
1972 - Vordiplom (BA equivalent), Psychology (Minor: Education), University of Mannheim, West Germany
1975 - Dipl. psych. (MA equivalent), Psychology, University of Mannheim, West Germany
1978 - Dr. phil., Psychology (Minor: Education), University of Mannheim, West Germany
1983 - Dr. phil. habil. (venia legendi: Psychology) (Minor: Education), University of Mannheim, West Germany
Honors and Awards
1972-1975 - Undergraduate fellowship for gifted students, Cusanuswerk, West Germany
1984-1985 - Postdoctoral Research Award, German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
1986 - European Community, Research Award for Young Researchers
1995 - AADS Award for Best New Program in Dental Education (with Tedesco & Woolfolk)
1995 - SROP Distinguished Mentor Award from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation
1998 - Ida Gray Award, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan
1998 - Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, Diversity Narrative Award Winner
1999 - ADEA Award for Best New Program in Dental Education (together with Katcher, Woolfolk, Ester, Tedesco & Robinson)
2001 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Council for Disability Concerns at the University of Michigan
2003 - ADEA Award for Best New Program in Dental Education (together with Chung, Pelok & Richards)
2004 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Council for Disability Concerns at the University of Michigan
2005 - Honorary Member of the Dental Honors Society OKU
2008 - Senior author with P. Kanjirath and M. Peters, award for best paper from junior faculty member in the Journal of Dental Education
2008 - Dentsply/Harold Slavkin Oral Health Science Education Award, FNIDCR
2010 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Washtenaw County Success by 6 Program
2011 - Giddons Award of the Behavioral Science and Health Services Research (BEHSR) Section, American Association for Dental Research, (senior author on paper by Wang et al.)
2012 - ADEA Executive Director’s Citation for Efforts related to 75th Anniversary Issue of JDE
2012 - Fellow, APS
2012 - University of Michigan's Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for the Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) at the School of Dentistry (co-chair: Marita Inglehart)
2014 - Honorary Lavender Degree, University of Michigan Spectrum Center
2015 - Best paper published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene in 2014: Taichman LS, Gomez G, Inglehart MR. Oral Health-Related Complications of Breast Cancer Treatment: Assessing Dental Hygienists’ Knowledge and Professional Practice. J Dent Hyg 2014;88(2):102-115. PMID 24771774.
Academic Appointments and Professional Experience
2013-present - Professor with tenure, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2011-present - Associate editor, The Journal of Dental Education
2008-2013 - Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1993-2008 - Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1993-2004 - Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1997-1999 - Director, 21st Century Program, LS&A, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1986-1993 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1986-1993 - Senior Research Associate, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1984-1986 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1983-1989 - Private dozent in the Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, West Germany
1979-1983 - Research Scientist at the Center for Research on Decision Making (SFB24) and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, West Germany
1975-1979 - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, West Germany
Research interests are related to exploring how oral health disparities could be reduced. Efforts focus on (a) educational research and (b) behavioral/clinical research related to oral health disparities. The educational research addresses the question how dental and dental hygiene education can be used to create truly patient centered and culturally sensitive future practitioners who enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams and have a clear sense of civic responsibility. The behavioral/clinical research focuses on understanding the role of motivational communication as a tool to strengthen prevention efforts and on explaining how oral health affects the quality of life of underserved patients.
Koopaeei MM, Inglehart MR, McDonald N, Fontana M. General Dentists’, Pediatric Dentists’ and Endodontists’ Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Deep Carious Lesions: A Comparative Analysis. JADA 2017;148(2):64-74.
Munz SM, Kim RY, Holley TJ, Donkersloot JN, Inglehart MR. Dental Hygiene, Dental and Medical Students’ OMFS/Hospital Dentistry IPC-related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior: An Exploration. J Dent Educ 2017;81(2):149-161.
Niemchick AL, Delgado J, Taichman RS, Inglehart MR. Dental Students’, Alumni, and Dentists’ Perspectives on Leadership: Impact of the Scholars Program in Dental Leadership. J Dent Educ 2017; 81(1):44-53.
Marti KC, Lanzon J, Edwards SP, Inglehart MR. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residents’, Faculty and Private Practitioners’ Scope of Practice and Professional Satisfaction: Does Gender Matter? J Dent Educ 2017;81(1):75-86.
Taichman SL, van Poznack C, Inglehart MR. Oral health and quality of life of postmenopausal breast cancer Survivors on Aromatas inhibitors. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2016; 24(11):4815–4824.
Hillenburg KL, Murdoch-Kinch CA, Kinney JS, Temple HJ, Inglehart MR. LGBT Coverage in Dental Schools and Dental Hygiene Programs: Results of a National Survey. J Dent Educ 2016;80(12):1440-1449.
McComas MJ, Inglehart MR. Dental, Hygiene and Graduate Students’ and Faculty Perspectives of Hygienists’ Professional Role: Does Hygiene Students’ Peer Teaching Matter? J Dent Educ, 2016;80(9):1049-1061.
Pervez A, Kinney J, Gwozdek A, CM Farrell, Inglehart MR. Michigan’s PA 161 Public Dental Prevention Program: Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’, Faculty and Licensed Hygienists’ Educational Experiences, Knowledge, Attitudes, and Interests. J Dent Educ, 2016;80(9):1071-1081.
Inglehart MR, Lee AH, Koltuniak KG, Taylor A. Morton TA, Wheaton JM. Do Waiting Times in Dental Offices Affect Patient Satisfaction and Evaluations of Patient-Provider Relationships? A Quasi-experimental Study. J Dent Hyg 2016; 90(3):167-175.
Grillo AC, Murdoch-Kinch CA, Ramaswamy V, Inglehart MR. Student Evaluations of Teaching: Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ and Faculty Members’ Perspectives. J Dent Educ 2016;80(4):439-451.
Inglehart MR, Patel MH, Widmalm SE, Briskie DM. Self-reported TMD Symptoms, Oral Health and Quality of Life of Children in Kindergarten through Grade 5: Does Gender, Race, and Socio-economic Background Matter? JADA 2016;147(2):131-141.
Furgeson D, Kinney JS, Gwozdek AE, Wilder R, Inglehart MR. Interprofessional Education in U.S. Dental Hygiene Programs: A National Survey. J Dent Educ 2015;79(11):1286-94.
Taichman LS, Inglehart MR, Giannobile WV, Braun T, Kolenic G, Van Poznak C. Periodontal Health in Women with Early-Stage Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Newly on Aromatase Inhibitors: A Pilot Study. J Period 2015;86(7):906-16.
Hunter JM, Kinney JS, Inglehart MR. Recruitment of Students from Underrepresented Minority Backgrounds into Dental Hygiene Programs: A National Survey. J Dent Educ 2015; 79(10):1167-78.
Inglehart MR. The JDE's Peer Education Reviews of the Literature (PERLs). Editorial. J Dent Educ 2015; 79(8):887.
Inglehart MR. Enhancing Periodontal Health through Regenerative Approaches: A Commentary on the Need for Patient-Reported Outcomes. J Period 2015; 86(2 Suppl):S4-7.
Taichman LS, Griggs JJ, Inglehart MR. Periodontal Health, Perceived Oral Health, and Dental Care Utilization of Breast Cancer Survivors. J Publ Hlth Dent 2015;75(2):148-56.
Fasbinder DJ, Heys DR, Holland GR, Keerthy A, Murdoch-Kinch CA, Inglehart MR. Grand Rounds for Dental Students: An Exploration. J Dent Educ, 2015;79(5):510-22.
Anderson L, Inglehart MR, Ell-Kholy K, Eber R, Wang H. Implant Associated Soft Tissue Defects in the Anterior Maxilla: A Randomized Control Trial Comparing Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft and Acellular Dermal Matrix Allograft. Implant Dentistry 2014; Aug;23(4):416-25. PMID: 25033346.
Czarnecki GA, Kloostra SJ, Boynton JR, Inglehart MR. Nursing and Dental Students’ and Pediatric Dentistry Residents’ Responses to Experiences with Interprofessional Education. J Dent Educ 2014;78(9):1301-12. PMID: 25179927.
Taichman LS, Taichman R, Inglehart MR. Dentists’ Leadership-related Educational Experiences, Attitudes, and Past and Current Behavior. J Dent Educ. 2014;78(6):876-85. PMID 24882773.
Volvovsky M, Vodopyanov D, Inglehart MR. Dental Students and Faculty Members’ Attitudes Towards Care for Underserved Patients and Community Service: Do Community-Based Dental Education and Voluntary Service-Learning Matter? J Dent Educ. 2014; 78:1127-1138. PMID 25086145.
Picard AJ, Estrella MR, Boynton J, Maxwell A, Inglehart MR. Educating Parents of Children Receiving Comprehensive Dental Care under General Anesthesia with Visual Aids. Ped. Dent, 2014;36(4):329-35. PMID 25197999.
Petrova EG, Hyman M, Estrella MR, Inglehart MR. Pediatric Patients with Special Health Care Needs – Parents’ Perceptions of the Patients’ Level of Functioning and Oral Health. Ped Dent 2014; 36(3):233-39. PMID: 24960391.
Inglehart MR, Widmalm SE, Syriac PJ. Occlusal Splints and Quality of Life – Does the Quality of the Patient-Provider Relationship Matter? Oral Health Prev Dent. 2014;12(3):249-58. doi: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a32131. PMID: 24914428.
Inglehart MR, Stefanac SJ, Johnson KP, Gwozdek AE, May KB, Piskorowski W, Woolfolk MW. Recruiting URM High School Students into Dental Professions and Educating Dental Students about Academic Careers. J Dent Educ 2014;78(3):423-436. PMID 24609344.
Inglehart MR, Schneider BK, Bauer P, Dharia MM, McDonald NJ. Providing Care for Underserved Patients: Endodontic Residents’, Faculty Members’ and Endodontists’ Educational Experiences and Professional Attitudes and Behavior. J Dent Educ, 2014;78(5):735-744. PMID 24789833.
Taichman LS, Gomez G, Inglehart MR. Oral Health-Related Complications of Breast Cancer Treatment: Assessing Dental Hygienists’ Knowledge and Professional Practice. J Dent Hyg 2014;88(2):102-115. PMID 24771774.
Shin WK, Braun T, Inglehart MR. Parents’ Dental Fear and Oral Health Literacy – Effects on Parents’ and Children’s Oral Health-related Experiences. J Public Health Dent. 2014; 74(3):195-201. PMID: 24329522.
Rohra AK, Piskorowski WA, Inglehart MR. Community-based Dental Education and Dentists’ Attitudes and Behavior Concerning Underserved Patients. J Dent Educ, 2014;78(1):119-130. PMID 24385531.
Taylor GW, Stumpos M, Kerschbaum W, Inglehart MR. Educating Dental Students about Diet-related Behavior Change – Does Experiential Learning Work? J Dent Educ 2014;78(1):64-74. PMID 24385526.
Forest AE, Taichman RS, Inglehart MR. Dentists’ Leadership-related Perceptions, Values, Experiences, and Behavior – A National Survey. JADA, 2013;144(12):1397-1405. PMID 24282270.
Tatarakis N, Kinney JS, Inglehart MR, Braun TM, Shelburne C, Lang NP, Giannobile WV, Oh TJ. Clinical, microbiological, and salivary biomarker profiles of dental implant patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013 Feb 27. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014;25(7):803-12. PMID: 23445216.
Bates L, Buehler A, Boynton J, Majewski R, Inglehart MR. Pediatric Dentists’ Job Satisfaction – Results of a National Survey. Pediatr Dent. 2013 Jul-Aug;35(4):343-50. PMID 23930634.
Johnson KP, Woolflok MW, May KB, Inglehart MR. Effect of an Enrichment Program on DAT Scores of Potential Dental Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. J Dent Educ 2013;77(8):1065-73. PMID 23929576.
Inglehart MR. Interactions between patients and dental care providers: Does gender matter? Dent Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;57(2):357-70. PMID: 23570810.
Weil TN, Inglehart MR. Three- to 21-year-old patients with autism spectrum disorders: parents' perceptions of severity of symptoms, oral health, and oral health-related behavior. Ped Dent, 2012;34(7):473-479. PMID: 23265164.
Arruda AO, Raghavendra SK, Inglehart MR, Rezende CT, Sohn W. Fluoride Varnish Application among School Children in Rural Brazil: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Community Dentistry Oral Epidem, 2012:40(3):267-76.
Kim JS, Boynton JR, Inglehart MR. Parents’ Presence in the Operatory During their Child’s Dental Visit: A Person-Environmental Fit Analysis of Parents’ Responses. Ped. Dent, 2012;34(5):337-343.
Formicola AJ, Andrieu SC, Buchanan J, Schneider Childs G, Gibbs M, Inglehart MR, Kalenderian E, Pyle MA, D’Abreu K, Evans L. Interprofessional Education in U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools: An ADEA Team Study Group Report. J Dent Educ. 2012;76 1250-1268.
Lanzon J, Edwards S, Inglehart MR. Choosing academia vs. private practice: Factors affecting oral maxillofacial surgery residents' career choices. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2012;70(7).
Albino JEN, Inglehart MR, Tedesco LA. Dental Education and Changing Oral Health Care Needs: Disparities and Demands. J Dent Educ 2012; 76(1):75-88.
Olsen JA, Inglehart MR. Malocclusions and Perceptions of Attractiveness, Intelligence and Personality, and Behavioral Intentions: An Experimental Exploration. AJODO 2011;140(5):669-679.
Munz SM, Edwards SP, Inglehart MR. Adolescents with Cleft Lip/Palate: Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Treatment and Treatment Outcomes. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2011, 40:790-96.
Valentine AE, Inglehart MR. Medicaid Patients in Dental School Clinics: Do Personal and Professional Experiences Matter? Journ Dent Educ, 2011; 75(9):1225-35.
Kanjirath PP, Kim SE, Inglehart MR. Diabetes and oral health – The importance of oral health-related behavior. Journal of Dental Hygiene 2011; 85(4):264-272.
Shah ND, Arruda AO, Inglehart MR. Orthodontic Treatment Need, Quality of Life, and Smiling Patterns – An Analysis of Adolescent Patient, Parent, and Provider Responses. Journ Public Health Dentistry. 71(1):62-70, 2011.
Brown B, Inglehart MR. Orthodontic Care for Underserved Patients - Professional Attitudes and Behaviors of orthodontic residents and Orthodontists. The Angle Orthodontist 2011;81(6):1090-6.
Bagramian RA, Taichman RS, McCauley L, Green TG, Inglehart MR. Mentoring of Dental and Dental Hygiene Faculty – A Case Study. Journ Dent Educ, 2011 Mar;75(3):291-9.
Vainio L, Krause M & Inglehart MR. Patients with Special Health Care Needs: Dental Students’ Educational Experiences, Professional Attitudes and Behavior. Journ Dent Educ, 2011 Jan;75(1):13-22.
Weil TN, Bagramian RA, Inglehart MR. Treating Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Specialists’ Perspectives. Spec Care Dentist 31(1): 8-17, 2011.
Ananaba N, Malcheff S, Briskie D, Inglehart MR. Infant Oral Health Examinations – General and Pediatric Dentists’ Attitudes and Professional Behavior. Journal of Michigan Dental Association. 92(12):38-43, 2010 Dec.
McFarland M, Inglehart M. Depression, Self Efficacy, and Oral Health – An Exploration. Oral Health and Dental Management in the Black Sea Countries (OHDMBSC), 2010; 9(4):214-222.
Weil TN, Inglehart MR. General and Pediatric Dentists’ Professional Attitudes and Behavior Concerning Patients with Autism – Does Dental Education Matter? Journ Dent Educ, 2010; 74(12):1294-307.
Garfinkle AJ, Richards PS, Inglehart MR. Providing Care for Underserved Patients – Periodontists’ and Periodontal Residents’ Educational Experiences, Attitudes and Behavior. Journal of Periodontology, 81(11):1-9, 2010.
Krause M, Vainio L, Zwetchkenbaum S, Inglehart MR. Dental Education about Patients with Special Needs – A Survey of Dental School Programs. Journal of Dent Educ, 74(11):1179-1189, 2010, Nov.
Bennett D, Lee JH, Richards PS, Inglehart MR. General Dentists and Periodontal Referrals. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, 92(9):45-51, Sept 2010.
Gavaldon I, Bagramian RA, Inglehart MR. Objective and Subjective Oral Health and Quality of Life of Migrant Farm Workers in the USA. Oral Health and Dental Management in the Black Sea Countries (OHDMBSC), 9(2):79-88, 2010.
Wang SJ, Briskie D, Hu J, Majewski R, Inglehart MR. Illustrated Information for Parent Education - Parent and Patient Responses. Pediatr Dent, 32(4):295-303, 2010, Aug.
Meade EA & Inglehart MR. Young Patients’ Treatment Motivation and Satisfaction with Orthognathic Surgery Outcomes - The Role of Possible Selves. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 137(1):26-34, 2010, Jan.
Anderson LE, Arruda AO, Inglehart MR. Adolescent Patients’ Treatment Motivation and Satisfaction with Orthodontic Treatment - Do Possible Selves Matter? Angle Orthodontist. 79(5):821-7, 2009 Sep. PMID: 19705953.
Krukemeyer A, Arruda AO, Inglehart MR. Pain and Orthodontic Treatment. Angle Orthodontist, 79(6):1175-81, 2009 Nov. PMID: 19852612.
Daniels AS, Seacat JD & Inglehart MR. AS. Orthodontic Treatment Motivation and Cooperation – A Cross Sectional Analysis of Adolescent Patients’ and Parents’ Responses. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, 136(6):780-7, 2009 Dec. PMID: 19962600.
Brown BR, Inglehart MR. Orthodontists’ and Orthodontic Residents’ Education about Treating Underserved Patients – Effects on Professional Attitudes and Behavior. J Dent Educ, 2009; 73(5):550-562. PMID: 19433530.
Kanjirath PP, Coplen A, Chapman J, Peters MC, Inglehart MR. Effectiveness of Gloves and Infection Control - Student and Provider Perspectives. J Dent Educ, 2009; 571-580. PMID: 19433532.
Malcheff S, Pink TC, Sohn W, Inglehart MR & Briskie D. Infant Oral Health Examinations – Pediatric Dentists’ Professional Behavior and Attitudes. Pediatric Dentistry. 31(3):117-124; 2009 May/June. PMID: 19552224.
Lee JH, Bennett DE, Richards PS, Inglehart MR. Periodontal Referral Patterns of General Dentists – Lessons for Dental Education. J Dent Educ, 73(2): 199-210, February 2009. PMID: 19234076.
Anderson JI, Patterson AN, Temple HJ, Inglehart MR. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Issues in Dental School Environments: Dental Student Leaders’ Perceptions. J Dent Educ, 73(1):105-18, 2009 Jan. PMID: 19126771.
Christopherson EA, Briskie D & Inglehart MR. Objective, Subjective, and Self Assessment of Preadolescent Orthodontic Treatment Need - A Function of Age, Gender, and Ethnic / Racial Background? Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 2009; 69(1):9–17. PMID: 18662255.
Christopherson EA, Briskie D & Inglehart MR. Preadolescent Orthodontic Treatment Need: Objective and Subjective Provider Assessments and Patient Self Reports. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2009, 135(4)Supplement:S80-S86. PMID: 19362271.