Research

Alumna Named UConn Dental Dean

Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S.
Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S., Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., assumed the role of dean at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine in 2018.

UConn Dental Dean Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S. Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., attained her passion for research at the School of Dentistry.

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The Notable Nine

photo of the nine-member pain research team
Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S. Ph.D. (from left); Yu Shin Kim, Ph.D.; Nathaniel Jeske, Ph.D.; Shivani Ruparel, Ph.D.; Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., Ph.D. (in back), and Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D., are part of a nine-member pain research team. (Not shown are Armen Akopian, Ph.D.; Vanessa Chrepa, D.D.S., and Asma Khan, B.D.S., Ph.D.)

One of the nation’s leading pain research teams can be found in a lab in the School of Dentistry. These nine researchers are battling America’s addiction to pain medicines.

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Improving Oral Health in Africa

Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya
Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya are dedicated to disease prevention through education.

Dean Peter Loomer is dedicating his research to improving oral health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through preventive education programs.

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Cariology Expert Excels In Teaching, Research

Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.Sc., MFDS RCPS (Glasg), FADI
Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.Sc., MFDS RCPS (Glasg), FADI, director of cariology, enjoys combining his research with teaching.

A world-renowned expert in cariology, Bennett T. Amaechi, B.D.S., Ph.D., shares his knowledge and passion for education and research with his students.

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