Hom-Lay Wang

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Hom-Lay Wang is a Taiwanese-born periodontist and director of the graduate periodontal program at University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Education and career[edit]

Wang graduated from Taipei Medical College in Taiwan in 1983. He moved on to Case School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in 1987 with a Master's degree in periodontics. He remained at Case until 1989 to complete an American dental degree. He received his PhD from Hiroshima University in Hiroshima, Japan in 2008.[1]

In 1987, Wang became a clinical instructor in periodontics at Case School of Dental Medicine. From 1989 to 1997, he was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Since 1995, he has been the director of graduate periodontics at Michigan.[1]

From 2004 until 2010, he was member of the board of directors of the American Board of Periodontology. He will be the scientific director of the 2010 International Congress of Oral Implantologists World Congress.[2][3]

Wang has given over 400 lectures relating to his field of expertise both across the United States and internationally.[4]


Wang has published or contributed to scores of peer reviewed dental research articles relating to periodontal and dental implant-related clinical research with a specific focus on barrier membranes, bone grafting and growth factors.[1] He has also published a textbook on complications related to surgical dental implant therapy.


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