News and Events

  • Search committee named for next dean of the School of Dentistry. Provost Kimo Ah Yun has named a search committee to identify the next dean of the School of Dentistry. Dr. Arndt Guentsch, professor and chair of dental surgical sciences, will chair the committee which comprises faculty, staff, a dean, a Jesuit, a student and a trustee (Read more). Submit your ideas, nominate candidates and learn more about the search process on the School of Dentistry dean search webpage. 
  • The School of Dentistry hosted a clinic rejuvenation celebration, celebrating the completion of innovative updates on two of the four general dentistry clinics. Alumni, parents and friends came together to raise nearly $5 million in six months for the clinic revitalization, which is comprised of 46 new dental operatories (Read more).
  • The 2023 Alumni Reception was held during the Chicago Midwinter meeting on February 24, 2023 at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Alumni, faculty, staff and students attended the event. The event was sponsored by the following organizations:

Chicago Midwinter meeting

  • The School of Dentistry was featured by W.P.R. on Aug. 12 for its role in easing the dentist shortage in Wisconsin (Read more).
  • Dr. Daniela Masson-Meyers, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marquette University School of Dentistry was the “Research Imaging Winner” for the “Picture This: A Research & Scholarship Photo Contest” sponsored by the College of Health Sciences. Her image captioned, “Dental pulp stem cells migrating toward closing an experimental incisional wound” will be displayed in the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library (Read more).
  • Dr. Dawei Liu, Orthodontics Graduate Program Director, was notified that his presentation entitled, “Application of Mechanical Vibration to Enhance Orthodontic Retention” at the 2022 I.A.D.R./A.P.R. General Session & Exhibition was nominated as a finalist for the I.A.D.R. Innovation Award for Excellence in Orthodontics Research.
  • Dr. Shivam Mehta, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics in the Department of Developmental Sciences of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, was invited to present the Graber Lecture at the 2022 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (A.A.O.) Conference. The Lecture is presented annually at the Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (A.A.O.) 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 was presented on May 21, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida.
  • 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.
  • School of Dentistry Alumni Awards : On May 13, 2022 the School of Dentistry honored 3 alumni with the Alumni Awards (Read more)
  • The School of Dentistry was noted by Becker’s Dental + DSO Review on March 8 as being one of the top recipients of N.I.H. funding in 2021.
  • Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo, Chair and Professor of General Dental Sciences at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, was elected Treasurer of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (A.A.D.O.C.R., formerly A.A.D.R.). Ana Bedran-Russo, D.D.S., Ph.D. has also served as the past Chair of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and is a current member. Dr. Bedran-Russo will be installed, and her term will commence at the conclusion of the 51st Annual Meeting of the A.A.D.O.C.R. that will take place from March 21-26 in Atlanta (Read more).
  • Dr. William K. Lobb, Dean of the School of Dentistry, is the recipient of the 2021 Wisconsin Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his continuous work to make the School of Dentistry one of the leading dental schools in our country. Dr. Lobb was one of seven dentists honored at the W.D.A.’s annual Pyramid of Pride Awards/151st Anniversary celebration held Nov. 12 at the Brookfield Conference Center in Brookfield (Read more).
  • Drake Lindholm, a third-year student in the School of Dentistry, was elected to the Wisconsin Dental Association (W.D.A.) Board of Trustees for a one-year appointment. He was elected by the American Student Dental Association to represent Student Region 6. Lindholm, a Wisconsin native, will represent the interests of Marquette to the W.D.A. Board of Trustees through November 2022. He attended several meetings throughout the year to weigh in on W.D.A. board decisions.
  • Dr. Shivam Mehta, Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthodontics, has received first prize at a prestigious international conference, the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (A.O.S.C.). Featuring the best in the field of orthodontics, the 2021 A.O.S.C. Scientific Poster Competition saw 19 presenters.
  • Mitchell Piacsek, Class of 2023, is the recipient of the 2021 Ralph Phillips Student Research Award. This competitive student award from the Academy of Operative Dentistry will provide funds for Mr. Piacsek to carry out a research project entitled “Pulpal stem cells differentiation and dentin formation mediated by plant biopolymers” and presented the results at the 2022 Annual Meetings of the Academy in Chicago in February 2022.
  • Dr. Emily Hahn (Bugger),  Class of 2012, received one of the A.D.A.'s 10 under 10 Awards. The A.D.A. 10 Under 10 Award honors dentistry’s rising stars: dentists who are making an impact on the profession less than 10 years after graduating from dental school. The 2021 winners are driving dentistry forward and inspiring their colleagues through their work in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. (Read more)
  • Dr. Zazell Staheli Cummings D.D.S. has published an article in the Artic Sounder, a local paper in Alaska. Dr. Cummings graduated from the School of Dentistry in 2016. In the article, she details the challenges faced by the officials in Alaska to ensure equitable distribution of the C.O.V.I.D.-19 vaccine. Due to the remote location of several Alaskan villages the delivery and administration of the vaccine will be a challenge. Dr. Cummings, who is also a pilot, explains how cold weather and other inclement conditions can affect air transportation further complicating vaccination efforts. However, the people of Alaska are no stranger to the delivery and administration of vaccinations under difficult conditions. (Read more)