Tip of the Leading Edge

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We hope you enjoy the first edition of the Tip of the Leading Edge newsletter and wish you many blessings this holiday season. I am thankful for your part in the profession and am grateful to serve as your Dean. Remain healthy and enjoy the pause and reflection the holidays afford us.



Mert N. Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., MHSA, Cert. D.P.H.
Dean and Professor


Holiday Greeting Video

Upcoming Events


Detroit Mercy is keeping you connected through in-person and virtual events. 

Click the image above or the link below to view an updated list of event information. 
Event information. 


Alumni Questionnaire


The theme for the upcoming edition of the Leading Edge is “All About the Alumni” and will feature stories, experiences, and fun facts about Detroit Mercy Dental Alumni.

Complete the alumni questionnaire and respond to one or more of the prompts for a chance to be considered as a featured alumnus in the upcoming issue of the Leading Edge!

2022 Continuing Education Courses

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The Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry offers quality evidence-based, clinically relevant and practical programs that provide you the confidence needed for immediate success.

Expert healthcare professionals teach our innovative courses and support oral healthcare providers in advancing their skills and transforming patient care.

We invite you to join our dynamic upcoming CE courses and experience the Detroit Mercy difference.

Donor Honor Roll

donor honor roll

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry recognizes and thanks the following individual donors who contributed to the School between January 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021.

Click the here to view an updated list of donors. 

Ways to Give


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Your annual gift means that deserving students can enjoy advantages true to University of Detroit Mercy’s traditions—small classes, exceptional professors, academic rigor and an environment that is student-centered, service-oriented and values-based.

Contributions from alumni and friends support Detroit Mercy’s highest priorities—scholarship, program development, technology upgrades and more. These things are essential to creating the type of learning environment necessary for our students to develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Click here to show your support.

Stay Connected


Let's Stay Connected! Click here to update your contact information for a chance to win one of the following prizes! 

Grand Prize: One alumni will win one year of free lecture and online continuing education courses
First Prize: One alumni will win six months of free lecture and online continuing education courses.
Second Prize: Two alumni will win Detroit Mercy Dental spirit wear. 

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry values your time and interest in the numerous happenings of the School year-round. We encourage you to stay connected with us through our various social media platforms, newsletters, mailings, and communications. It is our endeavor to strengthen communication with our alumni, donors, patients, students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Tip of the Leading Edge, The Leading Edge or other forms of communications, contact Communications Coordinator, Ms. Rhonda Evans at evansrh@udmercy.edu

For more information about

Diana Lince 
Director of Development

Continuing Education and Alumni Relations
Kimberly A. Raleigh, R.D.H., M.H.S.A., D.E.S.
Director, Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education, Alumni Relations & Communications

Amy Percha
Assistant Director, Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education & Special Events