College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Azeez Butali

The Genetics of Cleft Lip and Palate for the Zulu Population in South Africa

The nonprofit organization, Smile Train, awarded Iowa professor Azeez Butali a $40,000 grant to study the genetic causes of cleft lip and palate among the Zulu population in South Africa. Butali is an internationally recognized expert in the genetics of cleft lip and palate, particularly among African populations.  Butali is working with Thriona Naicker, a trained Medical Geneticist and PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Butali serves as Naicker’s mentor for his dissertation research.

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. 


Managing Student Loan Debt as a Dental Professional On-Demand

In case you missed it, the Iowa Dental Association’s Managing Student Loan Debt as a Dental Professional webinar is now available on-demand exclusively for IDA members and dental students. Tune in for expert tips from Northwestern Mutual's Bradley Schooler, CFP, including a review of federal repayment plans, forgiveness options, and case studies highlighting different repayment options. If student loan debt has you down, click here to listen up today!

Iowa Dental Association

University District Dental Society Spring Meeting

The University District Dental Society will host its spring meeting on Thursday, April 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available—save the date! Dental students are encouraged to attend to network with local dentists and learn more about the district and the Iowa Dental Association.

George F. Andreasen

Did you know?

Orthodontics patients have former UI College of Dentistry professor George F. Andreasen to thank for reducing their time in braces through the introduction of nitinol wire, also known as memory wire or shape memory alloy.

Hannah Lowry

The College of Dentistry Welcomes Hannah Lowry

Hannah Lowry is a new Support Service Specialist for the College of Dentistry, and she is excited to be part of the University of Iowa. Hannah is currently finishing up her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa this spring. Not to worry, though, since she is from the Cedar Rapids area, she has always been a Hawkeye at heart. When Hannah is not working here, or doing schoolwork, she works part-time at her old job, Clickstop, a couple times a week. In her free time, she likes to go out and explore different restaurants with friends and family, and hike (recommendations on the best trails are encouraged)!


Jurado CA, Fischer NG, Sayed ME, Villalobos-Tinoco J, Tsujimoto A. Rubber Dam Isolation for Bonding Ceramic Veneers: A Five-Year Post-Insertion Clinical Report. Cureus. 2021 Dec 27;13(12):e20748. doi: 10.7759/cureus.20748. PMID: 35111437; PMCID: PMC8792124.

Withanage MHH, Liang H, Zeng E. RNA-Seq Experiment and Data Analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2022;2418:405-424. doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-1920-9_22. PMID: 35119677.

Alade A, Awotoye W, Butali A. Genetic and Epigenetic Studies in Nonsyndromic Oral Clefts. Oral Dis. 2022 Feb 5. doi: 10.1111/odi.14146. PMID: 35122708.

Saleh MHA, Couso-Queiruga E, Ravidà A, Dukka H, Paiva De Andrade N, Ou A, Ou HL, Wang A. Impact of the periodontal phenotype in premolar and molar sites on bone loss following full thickness mucoperiosteal flap. A 1-year prospective clinical trial. J Periodontol. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1002/JPER.21-0591. PMID: 35137413.


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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