Ann Arbor, Mich., June 29, 2016 -- The first of July marks the start of a new graduate program in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics.
The new Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program is a three-year master’s degree that merges two previous programs, Graduate Program in Restorative Dentistry and the Computerized Dentistry Postgraduate Program. The merger and its July 1 implementation was announced last fall by Dr. Jacques Nör, department chair.
The director of the new program is Dr. Gisele Neiva, who was assistant director of the two programs before the merger.
The Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program incorporates the latest innovations in digital and CAD/CAM technology to enhance advanced clinical training, and introduces new courses in advanced esthetic restorations, complex treatment planning and restoration of dental implants. The merger allows the class capacity to double to eight, therefore more students will be available to manage patients with complex dental needs.
The previous director of Graduate Program in Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Peter Yaman, will continue to teach and to serve as mentor for MS theses, as will Dr. Dennis Fasbinder, who launched the Computerized Dentistry Program three years ago.