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William K. Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.Welcome! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Marquette University School of Dentistry website. The School of Dentistry has been a significant provider of oral health care to patients and an excellent clinically based dental education to dental students for more than 100 years. 

We are committed to providing the best comprehensive oral health care to our patients in a “patient-centered” environment, whether it is at our main clinic site or in any outreach site that our students and faculty provide care.  We are also committed to providing our students with an integrated, patient-based dental education that focuses on clinical excellence and reflects current knowledge, research and practice of dentistry.

We will continue to build on our strengths and serve the needs of our patients, students and alumni for many years to come. We believe that you will enjoy your visit with us and trust that it will meet all of your needs.

William K. Lobb, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Dean, School of Dentistry

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  • 2022 Graduation

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  • GRADUATION SCHEDULE / Live event

  • Dr. Shivam Mehta, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics in the Department of Developmental Sciences of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, has been invited to present the Graber Lecture at the 2022 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Conference. The Lecture is presented annually at the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Conference. The Graber Lecture is one of the most prestigious lectures in Orthodontics. Dr. Mehta will be presenting his research on Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The title of his presentation is: “How does Alendronate affect orthodontic tooth movement in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: An in-vivo study in a mouse model.” The Graber Lecture will be presented on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 2:40 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time in Miami Beach, Florida.

  • School of Dentistry Alumni Awards
    On May 13, the School of Dentistry honored 3 alumni with the Alumni Awards. The following are the award recipients:

    Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award
    Timothy Kinzel Timothy R. Kinzel, D.D.S., Dent ’84
    Madison, Wis.

    Dr. Timothy Kinzel says that, for a pediatric dentist, success is easy to define: “If we could get to the end of the day and were able to say we did some really good work, that was enough.” By that definition, thanks to his work with children and patients with special needs for more than 35 years, Tim has had more than his share of success.

    Outstanding Dental Service Award
    Gary HendricksGary A. Hendricks, D.D.S., Dent ’85
    Cumberland, Wis.

    What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). Dr. Gary Hendricks’ favorite Bible verse tells us a lot about a man who has been involved in mission work in the Dominican Republic for more than 20 years and served as a Marquette preceptor at Chippewa Valley Technical College dental clinic for nearly a decade.

    Young Alumna of the Year Award
    Zazell Staheli CummingsZazell Staheli Cummings, D.D.S., Dent ’16
    Kiana, Alaska

    After completing her degree, Dr. Zazell Staheli Cummings traveled more than 3,000 miles back to provide public health dental care in her home of Northwest Alaska. As lead dentist at the Maniilaq Health Center Dental Clinic, she serves Kotzebue and the 11 surrounding villages. This remote area is a part of the world where travelling annually is done by airplane and seasonally by boat or snowmobile.

  • Dr. Shivam Mehta, Clinical Assistant Professor of Developmental Sciences at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, has obtained research funding from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (AAOF) for the Research Project entitled, “Orthodontic Diagnosis with Artificial Intelligence.” The one-year $20,000 award is through the Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award (OFDFA) program. This continues the Marquette University School of Dentistry’s success at receiving funding from the AAOF. Past Marquette University School of Dentistry fellowship award recipients have included: Dr. Dawei Liu, Dr. Bhoomika Ahuja, and Dr. Ghada Nimeri.

  • Dr. William Lobb, dean of the School of Dentistry, was interviewed by Wisconsin Health News on April 1 about the school serving special needs patients.

  • The School of Dentistry has received a $2 million gift from Delta Dental of Wisconsin Foundation. The gift will support technology enhancements and the establishment of the Delta Dental Advanced Care Clinic, a dedicated area that will strengthen care for individuals with special needs, enhance focused training and create “dental homes" (Read more).

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