Michelle Ann Velez

Adjunct Clinical Lecturer in Dentistry


Dental Hygiene



I am a two-time graduate of the University of Michigan where I received a Bachelor of Science 1998 and a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene, Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship in 2020. My interests are education/curriculum, clinical research and interprofessional collaboration. As a highly motivated and organized didactic and clinical educator, I am focused on providing students with an environment that is learner centered. Utilizing my education, experience, and personal enthusiasm for excellence in oral health has enabled me to provide consistent evidence-based education, offering each student the principles to provide patient centered care. Professionally I aspire to enhance, as well as maintain, a seamless well organized curriculum for an ethical dental hygiene department that strives for excellence. My professional organizations include, the Board of Governors University of Michigan School of Dentistry Alumni Society-board member, the American Dental Hygienists' Association-member, the American Dental Education Association-member, and a volunteer for the Michigan Mortuary Response Team. My personal interests are family, friends, being outdoors, golf, entertaining and travel.