Leading the way

The need for accessible, affordable oral health care will only increase as our population ages and as demand for high quality, efficient oral health services, exceeds the supply. With your support, we can continue to educate and provide preventive services that will end the cycle. Help us continue to drive advances in dental research and sustain our commitment to providing excellent care—without exception—to all members of our community.


Ushering in a new era of research

Thomas Diekwisch, DMD, PhD, PhD and Xianghong Luan, MD in lab coatsThomas Diekwisch, DMD, PhD, PhD, has been named the founding chair of the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. As the principal investigator of three federally funded grants totaling $4.7 million, he will lead the development of high quality, strategic, and innovative oral health research at EIOH. Joining Diekwisch is Xianghong Luan, MD. Luan is the principal investigator of two federally funded grants totaling $3.8 million. Her studies focus on microRNAs and small molecule microenvironment design. Together they are helping to usher in a new era of interdisciplinary oral biology research.

Learn more in the latest issue of Momentum Magazine