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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

William Kotowicz

William Kotowicz, DDS, MS
Biologic & Materials Sciences
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Dr. William Kotowicz is Professor of Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Bill obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1966 and a Master of Science Degree in Denture Prosthodontics from the University of Michigan, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies in 1968. 

Dr. Kotowicz joined the University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1969, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1971, and to Professor in 1974. He served as Interim Dean of the School of Dentistry from July 1987 to October 1989. In October 1989, Dr. Kotowicz was appointed Senior Associate Dean of the School of Dentistry, a position he held until his appointment as Acting Dean in the fall of 1995. On January 1, 1997, Dr. Kotowicz became Dean of the School of Dentistry. 

He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry and the Zahnarzliches Institut at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Kotowicz has also served as a guest professor at the Universitat Bern in Switzerland and as a dental consultant.

Dr. Kotowicz maintains both a dental license and a specialty license in prosthodontics and provides dental care in the School's intramural Dental Faculty Associates practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics, and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies. He served as President and Secretary of OKU. 

Some of the memberships in which he remains active are the American Association of Dental Schools, the American and International Associations for Dental Research, the American Dental Associations, Michigan Dental Association, and the Michigan Society of Prosthodontics. Bill is a volunteer care provider for the Indian Health Service.