Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry
Dr. Sandra Stuhr is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She received her DMD degree from LECOM School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, FL where she was a student ambassador and the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Research Award. During her dental training, she served on the Florida Dental Association Council on Membership as a student consultant. She completed her periodontal residency and received her MS in Oral Sciences at the University of Iowa, where she was appointed chief resident and served as the student ambassador for the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation in 2020. Dr. Stuhr began her research studies prior to her dental training at the University of Florida as part of a research team treating children and adolescents with an aggressive form of periodontitis at public health clinics across Florida. She continued research in dental school, studying the implementation of vertical integration changes in the pre-doctoral periodontal curriculum and interprofessional collaboration with pharmacy students to incorporate oral health education in the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. In residency, her research topics included peri-implantitis, dimensional changes after tooth extraction, and soft tissue histology and gene expression. She has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in the periodontal field and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology and Clinical Advances in Periodontics. Her research interests include soft tissue biology and wound healing, dental education, and aggressive forms of periodontitis. Dr. Stuhr enjoys reading, cooking, music, and spending time outdoors with her family and mini dachshund, Mocha.