College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Jennifer Sukalski discussing her research with Susan McKernan

Improving Dental Outcomes for Underserved Populations

After working as a dental hygienist for several years, PhD candidate Jennifer Sukalski began pursuing health disparities research on access and use of dental care in Iowa. Her research looks at barriers to dental care in a holistic manner taking into account perceived social status. Originally published in the Fall 2021 Dental Link.

Citrus Bowl Alumni Event Announcement

Join Us at the Citrus Bowl Alumni Reception!

The UI College of Dentistry is teaming up with the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Nursing to host a University of Iowa Health Sciences Reception before the Citrus Bowl. Please join us on Friday, Dec. 31 from 2-3:30 p.m. for a complimentary reception at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (Regency P-Q, Convention Level) at 9801 International Drive, Orlando Florida. Enjoy great refreshments, Hawkeye camaraderie and hear an update from the college and the university. RSVP by Dec. 27. Then stick around after for the Hawkeye Huddle at Point Orlando which will feature the Hawkeye Marching Band, Herky the Hawk, and thousands of loyal Iowa football fans. Questions? Contact Alumni Director Amanda Shoemaker at Go Hawks!

Dental students during an outreach activity at Sidebook Coffee and Books

Women in Dentistry Story Time at Sidekick Coffee and Books

On December 5, 2021, the University of Iowa chapter of the American Association of Women Dentists hosted a Tooth Fairy Story Time at Sidekick Coffee and Books. The participating dental students and the tooth fairy visited the coffee shop, told stories, and did a science experiment. The event, as always, was well received and was an opportunity to promote oral health in the community. The dental students who participated included Abhigna Akurathi, Michaela Bobenhouse, Marci Franzluebbers, Lyndi Heldenbrand, Michaela Mathews, Emma Miller, McKenna Moreland, Megha Sagar, Audrey Uridil, and Makenzi Zikas.

Juan Martinez

The College of Dentistry Welcomes Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez has joined the College of Dentistry as a Support Services Specialist. He previously worked as a clerk in the neurosurgery clinic at UIHC. He is from Conesville, IA, a small town. He is a very outgoing person, and he enjoys the outdoors, watching and attending football and hockey games, and shopping. He values his time with friends and family, and is excited to start his journey at the College of Dentistry.


Dec 31, Citrus Bowl: University of Iowa Health Sciences Reception, Hyatt Regency Orlando, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Notes and Resources

Filling Station Menu
MTWR: 7:30-4:00; F: 7:30-3:00
December 20-22  7:30-2:00 ( Closed Thursday and Friday )
December 27-30 7:30-2:00 ( Closed Friday )
January 3-14 7:30-3:00


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