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Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

Faculty Profile - Hamerink

Howard A. Hamerink, DDS

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Biologic & Materials Sciences, Prosthodontic Section
1011 N University Ave, Rm 1395
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1078
P 734-615-6694 | Email

Complete CV

Major Responsibilities:

  • Director of Health Care Delivery (Curriculum Defined Pathway)
  • Academic Program Director of Community Based Clinical Education
  • Clinical instruction Prosthodontics in Comprehensive Care Clinic
  • Course Director:
    • DENT 524 Introduction to Pathways
    • DENT 625A, 725A and 825A Pathways Health Care Delivery
    • DENT 757 Introduction to Community Based Dental Education
    • DENT 857 Community Based Clinical Education
  • Ad Hoc Advisory Group - Overall Financial Plan

Special Distinctions:

  • Developer and Manager of eClas cloud based student assessment instrument
  • PI - Providing Primary Prosthodontic Care - Evaluation of treatment outcomes, student providers and patient’s (quality of life, well being and assessment of care) (HUM00028940)
  • PI - Assessing patient and student Perceptions, Activation and outcomes of an Inter-professional Clinical Immersion (HERSA Grant T12HP26283) not regulated
  • CI- Effectiveness of the Dentistry Pathways Project (HUM00056438)
  • CI- Clinical Evaluation of the Dentatus™ Provisional Implant System and Interim Restoration Protocol (HUM00000934)
  • CI- Qualitative Analysis of Student Reflections on Mini Rotation During Their Second Year of Dental School. (HUM00105263)
  • CI- Retrospective Qualitative Analysis of Student Reflections on Mini Rotations During their Second Year of Dental School (HUM00107103)
  • CI- The psychometric evaluation of the 13 point measure of overall competence (13 point MOC) (HUM00107190)

Recent Presentations:

  1. An Access to Care Educational Opportunity Pilot ADEA Faculty Workshop San Diego, CA
  2. Community-based Prosthodontics Education- Patients ‘Perceptions of Students‘ Performance ADEA Poster Presentation
  3. Evaluating a Removable Prosthesis Clinical Protocol Objective and Subjective Outcomes. AADR Oral Presentation
  4. Maximizing Outreach Program Value ADEA Faculty Workshop Seattle WA
  5. Pathways: fostering Self-Directed Learning, Critical Thinking and Self-Reflection ADEA Faculty Workshop San Antonio TX
  6. IPE Immersion Model in Community Based Health Clinic Settings, ADEA Faculty Workshop San Antonio TX
  7. Tracking and Analyzing Outreach Performance to Improve Educational Outcomes ADEA Faculty Workshop Boston MA

Dr. Hamerink received his DDS and did his graduate studies in dental materials and fixed prosthetics at The University of Michigan. Dr. Hamerink maintains a private practice in Plymouth, Michigan. He lectures in the areas of prosthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, impression and cementation techniques, partial and complete denture clinical techniques, implant abutment selection, the single tooth and interim implant. He is on editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of the American Association Dental Education and an evaluator for the Dental Advisor. Dr. Hamerink is a delegate to the American Dental Association, Trustee for the Michigan Dental Association, Washtenaw District Dental Society and member of the following; the Francis B. Vedder Society, the R.H. Kingery Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentistry.