College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Dean's Message

It's always busy in September! Starting today, we have our Alumni Reunion weekend. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and colleagues, and honoring our esteemed alumni awardees. Next week, the college will have faculty and staff retreat days respectively. It's exciting to share our collective accomplishments, see our colleagues from across the college, and continue supporting our college. We hope you will join for our alumni reunion today and tomorrow, and our faculty and staff retreats next week. Cheers! ~Clark Stanford

Updates for September 15, 2023–September 20, 2023

Siv Prakasam

Prakasam named chair of Periodontics

Sivaraman Prakasam has joined the dental faculty at Iowa and been named chair of periodontics. With a strong department under Prakasam’s leadership, the Department of Periodontics will continue to excel in clinical care, teaching, and research.

Orthodontic residents and faculty at the Case competition

Make it eight in a row!

For eight consecutive American Association of Orthodontists Case competitions, the University of Iowa has been recognized as a top-ranked program. This year, our Orthodontics Department captured an "honorable mention' in a cleft case supervised by Lina Moreno, associate professor and chair of orthodontics. 

Rima Desai

Public Health resident receives Delta Dental Foundation Grant

Rima Desai, a second-year resident in Dental Public Health, received a Graduate Student Thesis award from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to support her survey about treatment offered to underserved populations.

Pre-dental club leadership team in a YouTube video

Iowa's Pre-Dental Club!

The Executive Board of the Pre-Dental Advisory Club is excited to meet our alumni, faculty, and friends at the tailgate on Saturday, September 16! You can find additional details about the club in the video linked here. Your support will make a difference in assisting students on the pre-dental track by contributing to the resources the club offers. Donations can be made by check or online here.

Tigerhawk flag at an Iowa football game

Exciting CE Opportunities!

Our 2023 Fall Continuing Education lineup offers exciting opportunities across a wide variety of courses in various specialties from our world-class experts in the field. We want to highlight two upcoming opportunities:

  1. Our Reunion Weekend starts today, and it has a great slate of courses.
  2. Our Nowak (Pediatric Dentistry) Professorship CE course is on October 20, and it will be an exciting opportunity to hear about a variety of health care specialties in collaboration with UIHC that intersect with pediatric oral health care.

Sign up to volunteer at IMOM!

The Iowa Mission of Mercy IMOM began in 2008 with the aim of providing free dental care to underserved populations. Since then, it is has served over 16,000 patients from all over the state. Iowa Dentistry has played an influential role in supporting IMOM, especially on Saturday, and has provided care at IMOM since its inception in 2008. The 2023 IMOM is being held in Waterloo on October 13-14. You can sign up to be a volunteer today, and be part of a legacy of making an impact in our community and state.  

Julie Eisele in a YouTube video

Patient Testimonial about Dental Implants

Iowa Dentistry is a leader in dental implants, with excellence in clinical care informed by cutting-edge research and best practices. It makes a difference for our patients. Learn more about how implants helped one of our patients

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Kudos to you!

Patricia Aroche's Five Star Review: "Excelente lugar un doctor muy amable. Somos hispanos y nos trataron muy bien" Translation: "Excellent place a very friendly doctor. We are Hispanic and they treated us very well."


Collaborative and Innovative Research

Alhazmi DM, Shi W, Allareddy V, Anamali S, Allareddy TV, Rengasamy Venugopalan S. A cone beam computed tomographic analysis of cervical vertebral nonsegmentation. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2023 Jul 12:S2212-4403(23)00545-X. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2023.07.010. PMID: 37635010.
This study used cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to investigate the radiologic features of cervical vertebral nonsegmentation in patients with no known syndromes or pathoses. The study found that cervical vertebral nonsegmentation is not particularly prevalent. Mostly, it is partial, occurs most commonly in vertebrae C2-C3, and usually involves the transverse process and body. Use of CBCT to identify cervical vertebral nonsegmentation is important, since it can cause degenerative joint disease as people get older, thereby increasing the risk for muscle weakness, head and neck pain, limited movement, and neurologic complications for those patients.
1922 Iowa Hawkeye Football Team

Hawkeye pride!

Hawkeyes, especially Hawkeye dentists have always had a great deal of school spirit. One-hundred-and-one years ago in 1922, Max C. Frazier ('08 DDS), who was a practicing dentist in Oskaloosa at the time, wrote in to the University of Iowa alumni magazine (The Iowa Alumnus) speaking about "local interest in Iowa's championship football team." He added, "We want the followers of the game and more especially the Old Gold followers to know that we in this section appreciate the coaching staff of Iowa." Coach Howard Jones led the Hawks to a 7-0 record in 1922, and the team scored almost 30 points per game and giving up less than 5! 🖤💛🖤💛


September 15-16, Dentistry Alumni Reunion Weekend

September 16, Pregame Professional Program: "Worn Dentitions: A Background and Introduction" by Dr. Clark Stanford "Xerostomia Treatment. What's New?" by Professor Karen Baker, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

September 21, Research Seminar: Ana Bedran-Russo, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois Chicago, “Bioinspired Materials to Enhance the Lifespan of Teeth and Restorative Therapies,” hosted by Erica Teixeira, Galagan B, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

September 22, Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

September 30, Pregame Professional Program: "Salivary Gland Tumors: Diagnosis and Management" by Dr. Sherry Timmons; "Dental Manifestations of Systemic Disease" by Drs. Kari Maas and Mary Kay Hill, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

October 5, Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

October 6, Dental Alumni Reception in Orlando, Florida (in conjunction with the ADA Annual Meeting)

October 7-8, D4 ADEX Board Exams, Family Dentistry Clinic, 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

October 7, Pregame Professional Program: "CBCT: Endodontic Applications and Interesting Cases" by Dr. Juan Pablo Castro Cuelllar; "Endodontic Irrigation: Principles and Application" by Dr. Chris Hogden, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

October 10, Research Seminar, Ana Fugolin, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University, “Designing the Future: Exploring the Potential of Stimuli-Responsive Dental Biomaterials," hosted by Ariene Leme Kraus and Cristina Vidal, Galagan B, 12:00–1:00 p.m.  

October 13-14, IMOM, Waterloo Convention Center, Sullivan Brothers Plaza, 200 W Fourth Street, Waterloo, IA.

October 20, Nowak Professorship: Pediatric Dentistry Course, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

October 20, Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

October 21, Pregame Professional Program: "Oral Pathology Patients that Taught Me the Most" by Dr. Steve Vincent; "Infection Control: What's Trending Now" by Dr. Carrie McKnight, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

November 3, Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

November 9, Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

November 14, Research Seminar, Jamie Nichols, School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado–AMC, title TBD, hosted by Eric Van Otterloo, Galagan B, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

November 15, Virtual Prospective DDS Student Interview Day

November 30, Research Seminar, Ronald Strauss, Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, "Blessings in Disguise: Finding Wisdom from Facial Difference", hosted by Steve Levy, Galagan B, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Notes and Resources 

Filling Station Menu

Hours: M-R: 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; F: 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
CLOSED: September 19 

The Hawkeye Smile banner image shows Dean Clark Stanford with Jin Xie, associate dean for research, with Herky along with several others during the Iowa Section of the AADOCR in 2022.

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