Last Name

Ronni Ann Schnell, DMD

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionBoston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentGeneral Dentistry
Address100 E. Newton St Goldman SDM
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5209
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2064-9080
Other Positions
TitleDirector of Predoctoral Removable Prosthodontics
InstitutionBoston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
DepartmentGeneral Dentistry

 Awards and Honors

2008Lambda Mu Chapter : Omicron Kappa Upsilon
2010Boston Uniersity Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity: Teacher Appreciation Award
2013Academy of General Dentistry: Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award
2015Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity: Teacher Appreciation Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Projects in progress:

1. Academic – Introduction of an Evidence Based Dentistry Program into the curriculum of DMD3 and AS2 dental students; Clinical Topics in Removable Prosthodontics. This segment teaches the students to be critical thinkers and evaluate the evidence prior to making a clinical decision for using a new dental product or clinical technique. Their project involves research of a PICO question, collecting and analyzing the evidence and preparing and presenting a Powerpoint to be discussed in class.

2. Academic – Assessment of the variety of different teaching tools employed in my courses and the effect of their success upon the student’s learning.
Our students come from a wide demographic and possess different learning styles. I have attempted to address those styles by utilizing the following tools including but not limited to: Powerpoints, annotations, DVD’s, podcasts, hands-on demonstrations, evidence-based and problem-based learning activities.

3. Clinical – Presentation of a predictable and yet simple way to design cast partial denture frameworks. By following a recipe containing a flow chart of the rules of partial denture design, one can methodically arrive at a fool proof method of designing cast partial denture frameworks for definitive treatment with long term success.

4. Clinical – Predoctoral Implantology Program; the diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration of 2 mandibular implant fixtures with a lower overdenture and respective attachments. Presentation of the data will show the trends since the inception of this 3-year program.

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  1. Janket SJ, Surakka M, Jones JA, Lam A, Schnell RA, Rose LM, Walls AW, Meurman JH. Removable dental prostheses and cardiovascular survival: a 15-year follow-up study. J Dent. 2013 Aug; 41(8):740-6.
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  2. Spears R, Leite LP, Schnell RA, Dellinges M, Brooks HE, Itaya LE. AEGD programs: why now, why more? J Dent Educ. 2013 Jan; 77(1):17-23.
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