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Dentistry faculty to join U-M's 'Feast of Ideas' talks

Drs. Stephen Feinberg and Margherita Fontana

Ann Arbor, Mich., April 3, 2017 -– Two School of Dentistry faculty members will be among 14 speakers presenting short talks at Ann Arbor shops, restaurants and galleries on Thursday to help kick off the UMich200 Spring Festival. The event, part of U-M’s year-long bicentennial celebration, is called Feast of Ideas.

Dr. Stephen E. Feinberg, professor and associate chair of research for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, will discuss “The Role of Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine in Facial Reconstruction” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Bo Store, 333 S. Main St.

Dr. Margherita Fontana, professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, will speak on “Enhancing Oral Health for Children” Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington St.

The two dentistry professors are part of a line-up from a diverse range of disciplines, including topics such as Chinese dance, technology and poverty in the foster care system. The speakers are slotted for 20-minute presentations.

Feast of Ideas is supported by Michigan Radio, and all talks are free and open to the public.

Find more information and the complete schedule of speakers at The University Record.


The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental schools engaged in oral health care education, research, patient care and community service.  General dental care clinics and specialty clinics providing advanced treatment enable the school to offer dental services and programs to patients throughout Michigan.  Classroom and clinic instruction prepare future dentists, dental specialists, and dental hygienists for practice in private offices, hospitals, academia and public agencies.  Research seeks to discover and apply new knowledge that can help patients worldwide.  For more information about the School of Dentistry, visit us on the Web at:

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