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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

Steve Levy

NIH awards subcontract to Iowa Dentistry researchers

Thursday, June 15, 2023
The University of Iowa was one of four research institutions, along with Michigan, Duke, and Indiana, collaborating on a newly-funded National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)/ National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant investigating the causes and implications of adolescent tooth decay, especially among underserved populations.
Flag display in front of the Old Capitol building

Military Service and Iowa Dentistry

Thursday, June 1, 2023
From our career-retired military dentists who spend the second half of their career teaching at Iowa to our veteran students, from our esteemed alumni who carry on the Iowa legacy throughout their military careers to our veteran patients who wouldn’t have access to dental care without our college, Iowa Dentistry is committed to those who have served in the United States armed forces.
Tim Nguyen

NIH Awards Nguyen Training Grant to Investigate Midface Development

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Tim Nguyen, a T90 trainee in the Iowa Institute of Oral Health Research and a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics, was awarded an F31 grant.
Joseph Curtis

Pilot study: Options for custom tray and record base design for complete dentures

Thursday, May 18, 2023
The college’s Clinical/Dental Education Research Initiative Support Program (CRISP) selected Joseph Curtis's pilot study assessing various modern methods of the design and fabrication of custom edentulous impression trays and record bases. This purpose of the study is update the third-year curriculum incorporating more modern, digital components into the denture design process.
Iowa dentistry leaders with Governor Kim Reynolds at a bill signing

State of Iowa adopts Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensure Compact

Thursday, May 4, 2023
On Thursday, April 27, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensure Compact bill into law.
Students reciting the dental oath at the 2023 White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Class of 2026 was granted faculty-supervised clinical privileges on Thursday, April 27 at the 2023 White Coat Ceremony.
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Hongli Sun selected for Iowa Mid-Career Award

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Hongli Sun, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was one of four Iowa faculty members to receive the 2023 Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award. The award recognizes some of the most promising scholars at Iowa with three years of financial support for their research. Sun is a rising star in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering, focusing on innovative strategies to improve bone tissue regeneration. 
I-Ching Wang

Iowa Dentistry faculty receives grants from the Academy of Osseointegration

Thursday, April 27, 2023
The Academy of Osseointegration awarded I-Ching (Izzie) Wang, clinical assistant professor of periodontics, and Anvita Maharishi, assistant professor of family dentistry, a $30,000 translational and clinical science research grant for their project, Correlation Between Peri-implant Mucosa Color and Tissue Dynamics: Phenotype and Health Recognition Using Dental Ultrasonography.
Julie Reynolds and Jennifer Hartshorn with Pamela Nwachukwu

New Frontiers in Teledentistry

Thursday, April 20, 2023
A team of University of Iowa oral health researchers and dental providers at the Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa teamed up to deliver and assess the effectiveness of teledentistry in a nursing home setting.
Abimbola Oladayo

Postdoctoral researcher awarded National Dental Association Foundation scholarship

Thursday, April 20, 2023
The National Dental Foundation and Colgate awarded Abimbola Oladayo, a postdoctoral researcher in Azeez Butali’s laboratory, a scholarship to support her research on ethical issues related to the handling of genetic information obtained through she and her team’s research.
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

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90 %

of incoming dental students chose Iowa because of the innovative curriculum