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Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference Keynote Speaker - Harriet A. Washington

Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
As a part of the annual Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference, award-winning Medical Writer & Editor, Harriet A. Washington, will providing the Keynote Address.   This address is open to the public.  Please register here to join this webinar. If you are interested in attending the Culturally Responsive Health Care in Iowa Conference, more information may be found here.  The goal of this multidisciplinary, interprofessional conference is to improve the delivery of culturally...
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College of Dentistry Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 3, 2022 3:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start. No tickets required. President Barbara Wilson and Dean Clark Stanford will deliver messages to students. Kane Louscher, of Mason City, Iowa, will be the student speaker. Faculty members Michelle Krupp, Marcela Hernandez, and Sherry Timmons will present honors and awards. Faculty Members Steven Means, Michael Santucci, Marcela Hernandez, and John Syrbu will hood the graduates.
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Iowa Dental Reviews (Last Chance): Views from World Leaders in Operative Dentistry

Friday, June 10, 2022 (all day)
Views From World Leaders in Operative Dentistry Last Chance Continuing Education Location: College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics Register Online for 6.5 Hours Relicensure Credit/Lecture Course (0.65 CEU). This fast-paced conference features leading Operative Dentistry educators from across the United States. Lectures cover a large array of operative topics such as cariology, adhesion, polymerization, bulk filled composites and esthetics. Presenters are alumni of the University of Iowa...
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Live Demonstration Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification This course qualifies the enrollee a certification by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), upon successful demonstration and exam and the cost is $65 (College of Dentistry staff) or $75 (general public).   Course Registration (classes will be limited to 9 participants; once a class reaches the 9 participant max, registration for that class will then close. Please select another class if you find that...
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Erliang Zeng

Iowa Computational Biology Researcher Receives USDA Grant to Study Drought Resistance in Plants

Thursday, December 2, 2021
A particular species of grass that is common across the Great Plains in the United States has many genetically different strains. These strains respond differently to drought and related environmental challenges, and Erliang Zeng, associate professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research, is working with a biologist at Kansas State University, to develop computational modeling and bioinformatic tools for data analysis to identify drought-resistant genes and their patterns in strains of the grass. The overall aim of the research is to improve our understanding of the mechanism about how organisms adapt to severe conditions such as drought and recommend traits for further genetic development.
Salah Abuhammoud

Dentistry Receives Two Innovation Challenge Awards

Thursday, December 2, 2021
The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center announced their Fall Innovation Challenge Awards, which included two dentistry-related proposals. These awards are aimed at identifying and supporting the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects in a university-wide competition. Dentistry's award winners were Salah Abuhammoud and Melika Farshard.
Johnsen Welcoming Back After Shutdown

Twenty-Six Years of Our Together Accomplishments

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The past twenty-six years have been a testament to the lasting influence of the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics' “together accomplishments” during David Johnsen’s tenure as dean. As Johnsen steps down from his role as dean, he leaves Iowa’s only dental college and thus the profession of dentistry in Iowa in capable hands with a proud legacy and bright future.
Kecia Leary Receives Collegiate Teaching Award from Interim Dean Schneider

Leary Receives 2022 Collegiate Teaching Award

Friday, October 22, 2021
On October 7, Interim Dean Galen Schneider presented Kecia Leary, clinical associate professor and graduate program director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, with the 2021 Collegiate Teaching Award. This award recognizes a faculty member who exhibits an “outstanding contribution to dental students’, graduate students’ or residents’ intellectual and professional development.”
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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