Prosthodontics resident creates webinar series for African dentists

Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 28, 2020 – Dr. Uvoh Onoriobe, a resident in the School of Dentistry’s Graduate Prosthodontics Program, planned to travel to his native Nigeria this year to help develop a predoctoral implant curriculum for the country’s dental schools.

The project, which is his master’s degree thesis, was postponed when the coronavirus pandemic ended travel abroad and temporarily deferred his grant application at U-M’s Rackham Graduate School.

With his project on hold, Onoriobe put together a related alternative that turned out to be popular not only with the dental community in Nigeria but also those in about a dozen other countries. He created an innovative and very successful series of free webinars called “Keeping in Step With Modern Trends.” They are designed for dentists, dental assistants, dental students and faculty in places where the practice of dentistry hasn’t yet expanded into more advanced methods such as dental implants.  Read More