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    New Faculty Announced

    Dentistry faculty welcome prosthodontist

    Yuanyuan Duan, BDS, MS, PhD
    Yuanyuan Duan, BDS, MS, PhD

    Dr. Yuanyuan Duan, a dental materials scientist and prosthodontics specialist, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of biomedical materials science in the School of Dentistry.

    After receiving her dental degree from the Fourth Military Medical University, China, in 2002, Duan earned the master's degree in 2004 and the Ph.D. in 2007, both in prosthodontics, at the Fourth Military Medical University.

    After graduation, Duan worked as a prosthodontist and faculty member at the Fourth Military Medical University School of Dentistry. She then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Materials Science at the Medical Center in 2014.

    The author or coauthor of 30 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 22 abstracts and presentations, Duan is an active member of several professional organizations, including the International Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Dental Materials.

    Duan's research interests include fatigue testing and failure analysis of dental implants and dental ceramics; biomechanical study of dental implants and dental restorations using finite element methods.