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Muhammad Saleh, BDS, MSD


Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Muhammad H Saleh is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry at the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Dr. Saleh is heavily involved in research, publishing more than 90 periodontics and implant-related peer-reviewed articles. He is an advisor on multiple committees, including the American Dental Association scientific committee, the Osteology Foundation experts panel, the American Academy of Periodontology Inservice committee, and the Academy of Osseointegration research committee.

He serves as a reviewer for multiple Q1 periodontics and dental implant journals.

He has won multiple national and international awards, most recently the 2021 AAPF SchoorAward for the best research project of the year, the best clinical research in the Ramfjord2022 Symposium, the 2022 AAP Institute for Teaching and Leadership Ward, and the 2024 AAPF LEAD award.

Dr. Saleh’s research interests are primarily focused on the risk factors of periodontitis,peri-implantitis, and guided bone regeneration. His clinical interest is mainly in guided bone regeneration.


Risk factors associated with Periodintitis

Research Area(s)

Dental area; Oral and Maxillofacial | Epidemiology


  • Mentor of: Open Wound Bone Augmentation Concept with Amnion-Chlorion Membrane: A Pilot Controlled Trial
  • Co-investigator of: Functional biogeography of the peri-implant ecosystem in health and during transition to disease
  • Principal investigator of: Evaluation of Implant Placement in the Esthetic Zone with Simultaneous Minimally Invasive Guided Bone Regeneration: A Prospective Case Series Study
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