Wang Lab

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry



Research in the Wang group focuses on periodontal and dental implant-related clinical research with a specific focus on barrier membranes, bone grafting and growth factors.


Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Collegiate Professor of Periodontology
Professor of Dentistry
Director of Graduate Periodontics
Diplomate and Director (2004-2010), American Board of Periodontology | 734-764-9148

Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wang received his DDS from Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, DDS, MSD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and PhD from Hiroshima University, Japan. He published 2 textbooks, more than 40 book chapters/invited reviews and more than 580 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Dr. Wang currently serves as a member of Scientific Oversight Committee, Annual meeting Task Force and Continuing Education Oversight Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and is a Secretary and Former Board of Director for the AO. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate and a Former Chair and Director of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of American College of Dentists as well as a Fellow of AO, and is a Diplomate, Former President and Board Director of the ICOI and Former President of Midwest Society of Periodontology. He serves as an Associate Editor for The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, International Journal of Oral Implantology, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry Organization, eJournal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research, and Founding Editorial board member for Clinical Advances in Periodontics, Editorial Board member for the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and many others. Dr. Wang is the recipient of following awards/honors: AADS clinical research fellowship award (1992), University of Michigan Outstanding Service Award (2001), Best Faculty Award (2003), The Charles E. English Annual Award in Clinical Science and Techniques (2004), Best papers in Journal of Oral Implantology (2004) and Implant Dentistry (2004), Morton L. Perel Annual Award for Dental Implant Educator (2007), AAP University of Michigan Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics (2010), AAP special citation award (2013), ITI Andre Schroeder Research Prize (2014), AO Osseointegration Foundation Clinical Research Recipient (2016), AAP Outstanding Educator Award (2017), AAP Distinguished Scientist Award (2017), ADEA William J. Gies Annual Periodontology Award (2018), University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Research Mentoring Award (2019) and AAP Master Clinician Award (2019).



Implant Therapy: Clinical Approaches and Evidence of Success, Second Edition

Myron Nevins (Editor); Hom-Lay Wang (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-86715-798-7
544 pages
2019, Quintessence Publishing


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Wang Lab
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 N University Ave,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109