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Dr. Lisa Kane Now Prosthodontics Board Diplomate

Ann Arbor, MI — December 15, 2014 — Dr. Lisa Kane, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, Division of Prosthodontics, at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, has been awarded board certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics.  It is the highest credential a prosthodontist can receive.

After earning her dental degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2001, Kane was dental director for the first public health clinic in Wexford County in northern Michigan, a non-fluoridated underserved area.  She then worked as a general dentist and dental director of a managed care clinic in Farmington, Michigan, until she began her specialty training at U-M in 2009. 

After receiving her master’s degree in prosthodontics in 2012, Kane worked in private practice in Detroit and West Bloomfield.  She became an adjunct clinical lecturer at the School of Dentistry in 2011 and has been a clinical assistant professor since September.

Kane’s research focuses on studying dental materials, specifically metals and ceramics, that are used to produce dental restorations using CAD/CAM technology.  In 2011, her thesis project won first place at the American College of Prosthodontists 41st annual session for her investigation, Marginal and Internal Fit of Recently Introduced CAD/CAM Copings. 

At U-M, Kane is director of the complete denture course, a clinical foundations program taught to second-year dental students. 

The U-M School of Dentistry now has six ABP board certified faculty members.  They are: Drs. Marianella Sierraalta, Won Oh, Fei Liu, Michael Razzoog, Carl Pogoncheff and Kane.