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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. 


Jue Hu's Dare to Discover Poster displayed on a banner by an Iowa City Street

Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Jue Hu Featured in the Dare to Discover Campaign

Jue Hu is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Hongli Sun, associate professor in the College of Dentistry. Her research focuses on developing innovative biomaterials and drug delivery techniques for bone tissue engineering. Specifically, she is working to develop biomimetic 3D scaffold with strong osteopromotive abilities and sustained drug release capacity to promote endogenous craniofacial bone regeneration.

Hu said of her experience: "The multidiscipline research and collaborative environment at UI have enabled me to learn all kinds of skills and knowledge from our faculties, colleagues, and dental students. Especially, the collaboration with both basic science and clinical researchers makes my research more clinically relevant and valuable."


Managing Student Loan Debt as a Dental Professional

The average debt owed by today's graduating dental students is upwards of $300,000, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Iowa Dental Association is excited to welcome Certified Financial Planner Bradley Schooler of Northwestern Mutual to present a free webinar for IDA members and dental students, "Managing Student Loan Debt as a Dental Professional" on Monday, February 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to gain insight on how to ease your debt burden - and your mind! - as you begin your career. Register today to ask your student debt questions!

Kira Barry

The College of Dentistry Welcomes Kira Barry

Kira Barry is a new Support Services Specialist in Periodontics. She previously worked in IT at the College of Dentistry while attending school at the University of Iowa. She recently graduated from the University of Iowa in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and hopes to continue her education at the College of Dentistry. Kira is from Western Iowa but has lived in Iowa City for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and relaxing at the lake. She is thrilled to be part of the College of Dentistry team!


Jiang CM, Chu CH, Duangthip D, Ettinger RL, Hugo FN, Kettratad-Pruksapong M, Liu J, Marchini L, McKenna G, Ono T, Rong W, Schimmel M, Shah N, Slack-Smith L, Yang SX, Lo ECM. Global Perspectives of Oral Health Policies and Oral Healthcare Schemes for Older Adult Populations. Front Oral Health. 2021 Aug 16;2:703526. doi: 10.3389/froh.2021.703526. PMID: 35048040; PMCID: PMC8757822.

Walji MF, Spallek H, Kookal KK, Barrow J, Magnuson B, Tiwari T, Oyoyo U, Brandt M, Howe BJ, Anderson GC, White JM, Kalenderian E. BigMouth: development and maintenance of a successful dental data repository. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Jan 23:ocac001. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocac001. PMID: 35066586.

Ishii R, Takamizawa T, Katsuki S, Iwase K, Shoji M, Sai K, Tsujimoto A, Miyazaki M. Immediate bond performance of resin composite luting systems to saliva-contaminated enamel and dentin in different curing modes. Eur J Oral Sci. 2022 Jan 24:e12854. doi: 10.1111/eos.12854. PMID: 35072971.


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 15, Iowa Section of the AADR Annual Meeting

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