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4 Faculty Promoted

Dr. Marita Inglehart

Dr. Shiuhyang Kuo

Dr. Won-Suck Oh

Dr. James Boynton

Ann Arbor, MI — July 17, 2013 — Four University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty will have new titles alongside their names and educational credentials beginning September 1. 

Three were promoted by U-M Regents during their meeting in May.  The fourth faculty member’s promotion was approved by the School’s Executive Committee.  The four are:

Instructional Track

Marita Inglehart (Dr. phil. habil.) advances from associate professor of dentistry with tenure to professor of dentistry with tenure in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine. Last year, she was one of 79 individuals nationwide named a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science for her research which focuses on how oral health is affected by psychosocial and behavioral factors and how oral health affects a patient’s quality of life. Inglehart co-chairs the School’s Multicultural Affairs Committee.

 

Clinical Track

James Boynton (DDS, MS) advances from clinical assistant professor of dentistry to clinical associate professor of dentistry in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry.  Boynton is director of the School’s pediatric dentistry program.  In addition to teaching nine classes to predoctoral students and pediatric dentistry residents, Boynton’s research focuses on the use of technology in pediatric dentistry and primary pulp therapy.

 

Won-Suck Oh (DDS, MS) advances from clinical associate professor of dentistry to clinical professor of dentistry in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences.  His teaching activities include instructing third- and fourth-year dental students in the general clinics and in the prosthodontics graduate clinic.  His research focuses on dental ceramics and dental implants.

 

Research Track

Shiuhyang Kuo (DDS, PhD) was promoted by the School’s Executive Committee, from research investigator to assistant research scientist in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry.  He began his career as a research investigator at U-M with OMS/HD in September 2008.