College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Howard Cowen Receiving the Gies Award

University of Iowa College of Dentistry Receives Prestigious Gies Award for Achievement

During the 2022 ADEA Annual Session on March 21, the ADEAGies Foundation presented the University of Iowa with a 2022 William J. Gies Award for Achievement for Academic Dental Institutions. This award recognizes Iowa’s cutting-edge Geriatric and Special Needs Program, led by director Howard Cowen, the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Professor in Geriatrics and Special Needs.

Three female dental students examining an x-ray

UI Impacting Future of Women in Dentistry Since 1887

Starting with our first female graduate, Jessie Ritchey, in 1887 and continuing to this day, Iowa has proven itself a trailblazer for women in dentistry. The Class of 2024 is the first in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s history to have more female students than male students—helping move the national dentistry workforce closer to gender parity.

Steve Levy

Levy Awarded Grant to Develop and Implement New Specialized Statistical Analyses of Iowa Fluoride Study Data

Steve Levy and Chandler Pendleton received a new grant to analyze data obtained from the Iowa Fluoride Study using a new statistical analysis tool that can improve understanding of and identify relationships between caries and fluorosis.

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Two Iowa Dental Students Earn NIH Student Research Awards

Second-year dental students Frank Boksa and Mary Young have been awarded NIH Summer Dental Student Research Awards to conduct research at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research in Maryland.

One Day for Iowa March 30, 2022

One Day for Iowa is next week on March 30, 2022

One Day for Iowa is the University of Iowa's annual giving day. It will be held next week on March 30, 2022 this year, and it is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and alumni to give back and support the university and the college who gives so much to us. The College of Dentistry's priority area is the collegiate priorities fund designed to support strategic priorities for the college. We hope you can be a part of helping us serve others! 

Marie Maston

The College of Dentistry Welcomes Marie Maston

Marie Maston is joining the College of Dentistry as secretary for Student Admissions working alongside Rachael Kowbel, director of Dental Student Admissions. Marie currently resides in Solon and is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where she studied biology. Marie comes with an array of experience from working with elementary students in outdoor education, including the School of the Wild program within the University of Iowa College of Education. Marie loves to explore the outdoors while hiking, backpacking, and kayaking as well as spending time with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Charlie.


D'Antonio N, Newnum J, Kanellis M, Howe B, Anthony TR. Assessment of respirable aerosol concentrations using local ventilation controls in an open multi-chair dental clinic. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2022 Mar 10:1-14. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2022.2050738. PMID: 35266862.

Elgreatly A, Mahrous A, Clark WA, De Kok IJ, Qian F, Tsujimoto A. Students' perception of digital waxing software for dental anatomy education. J Oral Sci. 2022 Mar 24. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.22-0004. PMID: 35321965.

Couso-Queiruga E, Mansouri CJ, Alade AA, Allareddy TV, Galindo-Moreno P, Avila-Ortiz G. Alveolar Ridge Preservation Reduces the Need for Ancillary Bone Augmentation in the Context of Implant Therapy. J Periodontol. 2022 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/JPER.22-0030. PMID: 35289400.

Jurado C, Fischer NG, Fu CC, Tsujimoto A. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Congenitally Missing Central Incisors: A Case Report. Cureus. 2022 Feb 4;14(2):e21911. doi: 10.7759/cureus.21911. PMID: 35273860; PMCID: PMC8901136.

Jurado CA, Villalobos-Tinoco J, Watanabe H, Sanchez-Hernandez R, Tsujimoto A. Novel translucent monolithic zirconia fixed restorations in the esthetic zone. Clin Case Rep. 2022 Mar 6;10(3):e05499. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.5499. PMID: 35280077; PMCID: PMC8898752.

Jurado CA, El-Gendy T, Hyer J, Tsujimoto A. Color stability of fully- and pre-crystalized chair-side CAD-CAM lithium disilicate restorations after required and additional sintering processes. J Adv Prosthodont. 2022 Feb;14(1):56-62. doi: 10.4047/jap.2022.14.1.56. Epub 2022 Feb 25. PMID: 35284052; PMCID: PMC8891683.

Ravidà A, Arena C, Tattan M, Caponio VCA, Saleh MHA, Wang HL, Troiano G. The role of keratinized mucosa width as a risk factor for peri-implant disease: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2022 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/cid.13080. PMID: 35298862.




March 28, "What to Say: Responding to Patient-Initiated Harassment," Ms. Monique Galpin and Dr. David Moser, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

March 29, Seminars in Dental Research: Astha Singhal, Developing New Measures of State Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Generosity, hosted by Julie Reynolds, via Zoom, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

March 29, MS Thesis Defense: Catherine Hopkins, "Fracture Resistance of Defective Amalgams Repaired with Composite," mentored by Erica Teixeira, W220B, 12:00 p.m.

March 29, MS Thesis Defense: Ahmad Alkhaza'leh, "Mechanical and chemical analysis of experimental dental adhesive containing Proanthocyanidin-loaded MSNs," mentored by Steven Armstrong, N212, 2:00 p.m.

April 1, MS Thesis Defense: Maria Martinez, "A Retrospective Study On Natural Teeth Survival, Adjacent to Straumann Implants," mentored by Salahaldeen Abuhammound, via Zoom, 12:00 p.m.

April 4, Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Waheed Awotoye, "Contribution of genetic variants to orofacial clefts in African populations," mentored by Azeez Butali, N212 and via Zoom, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

April 5, MS Thesis Defense: Abimbola Oladayo, "Predictors of Complete Edentulism in Older Adults in the United States using the  2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data," mentored by John Warren, N212 and via Zoom, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

April 6, Seminar: Catherine Hayes (UMass), "The Impact of Public Insurance on the Dental Care Delivery System," hosted by Steve Levy, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 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 12, MS Thesis Defense: Olajide Obe, "Interaction of dental pulp stem cells with bacterial products modulates the protein expression of cathepsin B," mentored by Cristina Vidal, W220B, 12:00 p.m.

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

April 14, MS Thesis Defense: Danubio Blen, "Why do dental students choose a specific state to work or to specialize on," mentored by Terry Lindquist, via Zoom, 12:00 p.m.

April 18 and April 25, Phase 1 Safe Zone Training, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

April 19, German Immigration to the United States: The History and Heritage of Iowa's Role in the Suppression of German-Americanism," 12:00 p.m.–1:00 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

May 6 and 13, Phase 2 Safe Zone Training, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

June 2, Culturally Responsive Health Care Conferences at the University of Iowa, 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Pre-doctoral students (DDS/DMD candidates) and Master’s students (2 or 3 year programs) who wish to undertake novel Cariology research are invited to apply for the new Student Research Award sponsored by the American Academy of Cariology (AAC). The application opened on February 9, 2022, and closes on April 15, 2022. More details are available on the American Academy of Cariology website.

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