College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Clark Stanford

Clark Stanford named dean of the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Clark Stanford, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois Chicago, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics. He also will hold the Edwin Green Chair in Dental Leadership and will begin on April 1.

The Front Cover of the Oral Health in American Report

National Institutes of Health Releases Oral Health in America Report Features Numerous Contributions from UI Faculty

The National Institutes of Health released its 2021 report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. This report is “a comprehensive effort to tell the whole story of the state of oral health in America,” and numerous University of Iowa dentistry faculty members contributed to the report as coauthors including Howard Cowen, Ron Ettinger, Jennifer Hartshorne, Tad Mabry, Leonardo Marchini, Teresa Marshall, Michelle McQuistan, Arthur Nowak, and Julie Reynolds. The report also cited the research of several faculty members including Daniel Caplan, Howard Cowen, Susan McKernan, Raymond Kuthy, Julie Reynolds, and Peter Damiano.    

Azeez Butali

Azeez Butali Featured in AADOCR Spotlight

The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) has been conducting member spotlight interviews, and the AADOCR has highlighted several Iowa-affiliated faculty and staff members. Over the next several weeks, the DSB Weekly will highlight these spotlights. The first is of Azeez Butali, professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine. An excerpt is below.

AADOCR: You are a mentor for the 2021-22 class of the AADOCR Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (AADOCR MIND the Future). Thank you for volunteering your time! What motived you to be a mentor for this program?

Butali: "I am a beneficiary of great mentorship myself. Peter Mossey and Jeff Murray were wonderful mentors, and I still have relationships with them today. So for me, it was the beauty of the responsibility to pay it forward. 

Apart from looking out for underrepresented minorities, my lab has also been open to students from different backgrounds. When the opportunity came to put myself forward to be an AADOCR Mind the Future mentor, I didn't hesitate because for me, it was the payback time. I have benefited and I'm still benefiting, and I still have mentors myself."

Emily Starman, D4, Cathy Skotowski, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Kylie Krier, D2.

Pediatric Dental Student Club Receives SMILE WISH

The Pediatric Dental Student Club was one of the twelve “SMILE WISH” recipients who were recently awarded $1,000 from the Crest and America’s Toothfairy organizations. The money will be used to support coordinated efforts with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) of Johnson County to provide oral hygiene supplies and dental treatment for children and parents who are struggling to find a safe home life. The student club’s advisor, Cathy Skotowski, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, applied for and was notified they received the grant as part of a national campaign during Crest’s 12 days of Crest Smiles in December. Fourth-year dental student, Emily Starman, and second-year dental student Kylie Krier, who are both members of the Pediatric Dental Student Club are shown with Skotowski. 


Woodward MJ, Reynolds J, Kelly M. Dental Hygienists' Attitudes and Experiences with Public Health Supervision in Iowa. J Dent Hyg. 2021 Dec;95(6):23-30. PMID: 34949679.

Larsson L, Garaicoa-Pazmino C, Asa'ad F, Castilho RM. Understanding the role of endotoxin tolerance in chronic inflammatory conditions and periodontal disease. J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Dec 30. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13591. PMID: 34970759.

Michalopoulou E, Bornstein MM, Schimmel M, Kossioni A, Kalberer N, Marchini L, Srinivasan M. Translation and validation of an ageism scale for dental students in Switzerland. J Oral Sci. 2021 Dec 29. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.21-0389. PMID: 34980824.

Anamali S, Pendleton C, Jin Xie X, Smith A, Jain A. Training in radiographic caries detection and staging using an interactive tool. Eur J Dent Educ. 2021 Dec 22. doi: 10.1111/eje.12754. PMID: 34939265.

Butler J, Leary K, Qian F, Lesch A. Comparison of Failed and Kept General Anesthesia Appointments in a Pediatric Dental Clinic. J Dent Child (Chic). 2021 Sep 15;88(3):173-179. PMID: 34937627.


January 20, CE Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification, Perio Conference Room S483, Registration CLOSED, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

January 21, Alumni Reception at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, Maggiano's Little Italy at the Denver Pavilions Amarone Room, Denver, CO, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

January 27, CE Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification, Perio Conference Room S483, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

February 11, CE Live Distance Course: Decision Making for Digital Dentistry and Clinical Assessment, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

February 25, Alumni Reception at the 2022 Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, IL, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


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