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2024 College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion

Friday, September 13 8:30am to Saturday, September 14, 2024 7:00pm
The College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 13-14, 2024 for class years ending in 4s and 9s. 
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News

Clark Stanford walking by the College of Dentistry with a tote in hand

Guiding the Ship Home

Thursday, December 8, 2022
As an alumnus, a gifted clinician, and a cutting-edge researcher, Clark Stanford is ready to get to work as the dean of his alma mater and to build on its legacy and strengths as it becomes Iowa's dental hospital.
Students participating in the 2022 poverty simulation

Developing empathy for patients experiencing poverty

Thursday, December 1, 2022
In November, 84 dental students role-played the experiences of low-income patients as part of the College of Dentistry's annual poverty simulation. This simulation helps students develop cognitive and affective empathy which enhances their ability to plan treatments that patients can realistically implement.
Iowa periodontics faculty at the AAP Annual Meeting in 2022

Iowa represents at the 2022 American Academy of Periodontology

Thursday, November 10, 2022
The 2022 American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) held its 108th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from October 27 to October 30. The University of Iowa Department of Periodontics had excellent participation with numerous invited speakers and recognitions.
Leeroy, William, and Josh Strohman

IMOM Recap

Thursday, November 10, 2022
The Iowa Mission of Mercy was held this past weekend, November 4 and 5, in Des Moines. Over the weekend, the dentists and dental staff saw 1,083 patients, completing 6,732 procedures, which amounted to $1,013,563.44 worth of care. Over 100 students, several residents, and over 20 faculty and staff turned out to support the free clinics.
Participants in the UI REACH outreach event

College of Dentistry hosts event for UI REACH Students

Thursday, October 20, 2022
On October 13, students from the UI REACH program learned about oral health and received one-on-one tooth brushing instructions from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
I-Ching Wang

Periodontics faculty awarded Young Researcher Grant

Thursday, October 13, 2022
The Osteology Foundation awarded I-Ching Wang, associate professor of periodontics, an almost $30K Young Researcher Grant for her project, Ultrasound-based Imaging to Detect Early Changes of Hard and Soft tissue Around Immediately Placed Implants With or Without Soft Tissue Augmentation.
Ann Synan receiving an alumni award

2022 Honorary Recognition of the Year: Mrs. Ann P. Synan, B.A.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
For almost 20 years, Ann Synan has been a committed advocate for dental patients, especially those who face barriers limiting access to care. As a result, she has become a fount of institutional knowledge in all things in the college, but especially so with patient care. The University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association and the College of Dentistry are proud to recognize Ann Synan’s contributions with the 2022 Honorary Recognition of the Year Award.
John Warren receiving the 2022 Educator of the Year award

2022 Educator of the Year: Dr. John Warren, DDS, MS

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Because his teaching and mentoring has made a significant impact at Iowa and in Dental Public Health, the University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association and the College of Dentistry have selected John Warren as the 2022 Educator of the Year.
Rebecca Slayton

2022 Dental Alumnus of the Year: Rebecca L. Slayton, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
The University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association and the College of Dentistry are proud to recognize Rebecca Slayton as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.
Heather Heddens

2020 Dental Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Heather Heddens, D.D.S.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
The University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association and the College of Dentistry are proud to recognize Rebecca Slayton as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.
Students studying outdoors at Iowa Memorial Union

78 %

of iowa dentists graduated from the University of Iowa college of Dentistry

Graduating dental students

10 th

national ranking for research funding

Pediatric Patient Smiles

90 %

of incoming dental students chose Iowa because of the innovative curriculum