Hsun-Liang Chan

Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry
Assistant Program Director, Periodontics Graduate Program


Periodontics & Oral Medicine





Dr. Chan finished periodontal specialty training with a prestigious award, Sigurd P. Ramfjord Award for Excellence in Graduate Periodontics, at the University of Michigan in 2011. Since graduation, he has been teaching as a full-time clinical faculty at the University of Michigan. He teaches topics related to periodontal disease and implant therapy to predoctoral students and graduate periodontal residents in the clinics and in the classroom. He also conducts translational research focusing on understanding of oral wound healing through 3D high-frequency dental ultrasound and laser speckle, supported by NIH and other non-federal grants. He received several other awards from the nation's authority in periodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), including Fellowship to the Institute for Teaching & Learning (2011), Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellowship (2011), Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship, the AAP foundation (2013), Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics (2015) and AAP Sunstar Innovation Award (2018). He is also listed as a finalist of the Richard J. Lazzara Fellowship In Advanced Implant Surgery (2011). He serves as a committee member in different capacities in major periodontal and dental implant organizations, e.g. AAP, Midwest Society of Periodontology (MSP) and Michigan Periodontal Association (MPA), etc. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and conference abstracts/presentations related to periodontics and implant therapy. He is currently the Assistant Program Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program and the Founder and Director of the Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery Academy with Dr. Diego Velasquez.