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Yvonne Kapila - May 2016

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Yvonne Kapila, D.D.S., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has accepted an appointment at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as vice chair of the Division of Periodontology, Department of Orofacial Sciences, effective June 1, 2016. 

Kapila obtained her B.A. in human biology from Stanford University, and her D.D.S., Ph.D. in oral biology, periodontics specialty certificate and postdoctoral fellowship training from UCSF. She became an assistant professor at UCSF in 1999 and was recruited to the University of Michigan in 2004, where she rose through the ranks to full professor with tenure. She was the first director of Global Oral Health Initiatives for the University of Michigan from 2011-2015.

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