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Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics

G. Rex Holland, BSc, BDS, PhD

Rex Holland photographProfessor Emeritus

Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics
School of Dentistry, Room 2217
University of Michigan
1011 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078 
TEL = 734-763-3703
FAX = 734-936-1597
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Major Responsibilities:

Research Coordinator, Endodontics Graduate Program
Course Director, ENDO656, Pulpal Biology
Course Director, DENTED610, Scientific Communication
Course Director, DENTED602, Neuroscience

Special Distinctions:

Presentation to Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Past-Director, CRSE Division of Endodontics 
Editor, Archives of Oral Biology (1996-present)
Educated at the University of Bristol (UK) with honors degrees in physiology (BSc 1968)  and dental surgery (BDS 1971) and a PhD (Anatomy 1975). Specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Iowa (1981 - 83)

Research interests for Dr. Holland have included dentin and the dental pulp and the response of the trigeminal system to nerve injury. Joined the University of Michigan in 1995. Currently a member of the Senate Assembly involved in particular in enhancing multicultural diversity and the preservation of civil liberties at the University. Plans to be a rock star when he matures.

Description of Research Area(s):

Dr. Holland maintains a strong interest in pain mechanisms in the tooth and most especially the role of the immune system in producing opoid peptides peripherally.  Research in this direction will lead not only to a better understanding of nociception but to new methods of pain control.  Dr. Holland is involved in biometrics, evidence-based dentistry, and ethics research.


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Updated on 12/24/2013