Alumni of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics are trailblazers in dentistry dedicated to improving oral health in Iowa and around the world.

Iowa: A Framework for Life and Service

Hayley Harvey ('94 DDS, '96 MS)


  • Our Alumni are Leaders in Dentistry

    In recent years, collegiate alumni or former faculty have included one university president, five Big Ten dental deans, three ADA trustees, three ADEA presidents,  and an IADR president. In addition, over 80% of Iowa Dental Association presidents are our alumni.

  • Dedicated to Serving Iowa

    Nearly 80% of Iowa's dentists are alumni of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry delivering over $800 million in oral health care services to Iowans annually. An estimated 99% of Iowans are within a 30-minute drive of a practicing University of Iowa alumnus.

  • Have a Legacy of Giving Back

    Of all the professional schools at Iowa, dental alumni love and support our university and our college. Help us pass on that legacy to future generations. 

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Dan Caplan ('88 DDS) named 2023 Educator of the Year

Monday, October 9, 2023
Professor Dan Caplan, a 1988 graduate of the College of Dentistry and head of the college’s Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 2007- 2022, is named 2023 Educator of the Year. For Dan, who grew up in Iowa City in a family that valued education, the opportunity to shape future dentists and the school that teaches them has been a gratifying experience.
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Janet Guthmiller ('88 DDS) named Leader of the Year 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Janet Guthmiller, dean of the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry and a 1988 graduate of Iowa Dentistry, has been named Leader of the Year 2023. Janet was a faculty member at Iowa from 1997 to 2007 and credits this experience, and others in academia, with preparing her to take on top-tier leadership roles.
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Bob Williams ('73 DDS) Receives College’s Highest Alumni Award

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Bob Williams (73 DDS), a longtime supporter and advocate for Iowa Dentistry, was named 2023 Alumnus of the Year, an honor he says he is humbled to receive.

A new partnership between Cedar Rapids clinic and Iowa Dentistry

Thursday, June 15, 2023
Iowa Dentistry and the His Hands Clinic in Cedar Rapids, under dental director Jeff Akey ('87 DDS) began a new partnership this year offering clinical outreach experiences for second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students on select Saturday mornings.
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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.

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Jack Rossi

Communications & Alumni Relations Manager
The University of Iowa
346 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010

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Barb Colbert

The University of Iowa
346 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010