College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Rosalie Reddick Miller and Rufus P. Beshears

Iowa Trailblazers: The First Black Graduates of the College of Dentistry

Rufus P. Beshears (1909) and Rosalie Reddick Miller (1958) were two of the first Black graduates of the College of Dentistry. Black history month at the College of Dentistry is an opportunity for us to look at our past, celebrate the accomplishments of our esteemed alumni, and drive us to become a more inclusive community for our students, alumni, staff, and faculty.


IASDA Led Service Project: Giving Back to Our Community

IASDA has planned a service project as part of DEI week. They are asking for students, faculty, staff, and residents to join them as they put together oral health kits for resettled refugees in the area today, Friday, February 4, from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in Galagan A.

A researcher giving an oral presentation

The Iowa Section of the AADOCR Virtual Annual Meeting is February 15

On February 15, the Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research will hold its annual meeting virtually. Pete Damiano, Bernstein Professor of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the director of the Public Policy Center is the keynote speaker. Leo Marchini, associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa, is the featured speaker. This annual event is an opportunity to showcase the research of leading experts in dentistry, and our faculty, residents, students, and staff. We look forward to you joining us for the virtual event. 

Sarah Raper

The College of Dentistry Welcomes Sarah Raper

Sarah Raper is a new Support Services Specialist in Clinic Administration and will be working the front desk in Oral Surgery. She previously worked at UIHC as a Prior Authorization representative for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. She is married to Brad and has a rat terrier named Millie. She currently resides in Iowa City. She has four sisters, including an identical twin named Ashley. She enjoys baking, reading, and hiking. Sarah is very excited to be part of the College of Dentistry team!


Avila-Ortiz G, Couso-Queiruga E, Pirc M, Chambrone L, Thoma DS. Outcome measures and methods of assessment of soft tissue augmentation interventions in the context of dental implant therapy: A systematic review of clinical studies published in the last 10 years. J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13597. PMID: 35088421.

Jurado CA, Mourad F, Trevino DAC, Gouveia DN, Hyer J, Elgreatly A, Mahrous AM, Garcia-Godoy F, Tsujimoto A. Comparison of full and partial coverage crowns with CAD/CAM leucite reinforced ceramic blocks on fracture resistance and fractographic analysis. Dent Mater J. 2022 Jan 29. doi: 10.4012/dmj.2021-253. PMID: 35095042.


February 4, ASDA DEI Week Service Project: Making Dental Care Kits for Resettled Refugees in the Area, Galagan A, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m

February 7, Managing Student Loan Debt as a Dental Professional, Bradley Schooler, Certified Financial Planner, 6:00 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 14, Jenny Barrett, Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History, Galagan A/B, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m

February 15, Iowa Section of the AADR Annual Meeting

February 18, Think Again Book Discussion with David Drake: Part 2, Galagan B, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 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.

March 8, Think Again Book Discussion with David Drake: Part 3 and 4, W220 A/B, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m

March 11, CE Live Distance Course: Local Anesthesia: Pathways for More Effective and Timely Pain Management, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

April 8, CE Live Distance Course: Evidence-Based Dentistry and Treatment Planning for the Practicing Dentist, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

April 14, University District Dental Society Spring Business Meeting, Dental Prosthetic Services, Cedar Rapids, IA, 6:00 p.m.

April 28, New Dentist Reception at the Iowa Dental Association Annual Session, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

April 29, University of Iowa Alumni Reception at the Iowa Dental Association Annual Session, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

April 28­-29, Business of Dentistry Track at the Iowa Dental Association Annual Session, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA

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

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