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Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

Andrew Koran

Andrew Koran, DDS
Biologic & Materials Sciences
Professor Emeritus


Andrew Koran III, D.D.S., professor of dentistry in the School of. Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on April 30, 2000. 

A native of Detroit, Dr. Koran received his D.D.S. degree in 1965 and his M.S. degree in prosthodontics in 1969, both from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty as a clinical instructor in 1968 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1969, associate professor in 1973, and professor in 1977. 

Dr. Koran has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as a dental scholar, researcher, and teacher. He has published over 50 journal articles and 8 chapters in textbooks. His main research interests have been in the area of biomaterials, including maxillofacial materials and soft denture liners. Within the School of Dentistry, he has provided didactic and clinical instruction at the predoctoral, graduate, and postgraduate levels and served as member or chair of several Master's thesis committees. Dr. Koran served as director of clinics from 1984-86, assistant dean for clinical affairs from 1986-87, and interim chair of the Department of Prosthodontics from 1996-97. He served on numerous School of Dentistry committees, was a faculty representative to the Senate Assembly, and was elected twice to the executive committee. 

Dr. Koran is a member of the American and Michigan Dental Associations, the Washtenaw District Dental Society, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American and International Associations of Dental Research, the Michigan Society of Prosthodontists, the Dental Materials Group, the Vedder Society, the R. H. Kingery Prosthodontic Study Club, the University of Michigan Science Research Club, and Psi Omega fraternity. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and is a member of Sigma Xi and Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor societies.