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Memoir

Michael C. Manz
Regents' Proceedings

Michael C. Manz, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., assistant research scientist and adjunct clinical assistant professor of dentistry in the School of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on December 31, 2018.

Dr. Manz received his B.S. (1976), D.D.S. (1981), M.P.H. (1988), and Dr.P.H. (2007) degrees from the University of Michigan. He worked for many years in private practice and conducted research at the Department o f V eterans Affairs. Dr. Manz held a number of appointments at the University of Michigan, including research associate, research associate II, senior research associate in health sciences, assistant research scientist, and adjunct clinical assistant professor.

Dr. Manz made a number of important contributions to the fields of dentistry and public health through his teaching and his research efforts. He conducted numerous original clinical research projects involving correlated data within subjects over time and oral health surveillance that leveraged his expertise in health survey research, survey sampling, and statistical analysis. Dr. Manz provided consultation and technical assistance in survey design, sampling, and analysis to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, and numerous state oral health programs. In addition to utilizing clinical studies and national datasets, his work at the university incorporated analyses of merged medical and dental claims data to investigate associations of oral health with systemic health outcomes as well as links between nutrition, oral health, and general health. Dr. Manz received awards from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the National Institute of Dental Research, and the University o f Michigan Alpha Omega Chi Chapter.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Michael C. Manz, assistant research scientist emeritus.