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. 

Alumni Events

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Alumni Reception Denver, CO

Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Denver Pavilion Amarone Room
Iowa Dentistry alumni and friends are invited to join Interim Dean Galen Schneider at this Alumni Reception during the 2022 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention. Register to attend today!
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Alumni Reception Chicago, IL

Friday, February 25, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Intercontinental Hotel
All alumni are invited to attend a reception hosted by Galen Schneider, Interim Dean of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, help in conjunction with the 2022 Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting. Register to attend today.
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2022 College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 16, 2022 (all day)
Save the Date! The College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Weekend is scheduled for September 16-17, 2022 for class years ending in 2s and 7s.
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Roy Irons Receiving the 2021 Leadership of the Year Award from David Johnsen

2021 Leadership of the Year: Dr. Roy L. Irons

Friday, October 8, 2021
Mississippi native Roy L. Irons (’76 D.D.S.) came to Iowa in 1972. Coming from humble beginnings, Irons made the most of the opportunities presented to him, and he has become a leader in the dental profession in Mississippi and the nation while dedicating himself to being a resource and example for the community, particularly those who lack support and opportunities.
Judy Greenlea Taylor Receiving the 2021 Leadership of the Award from David Johnsen

2021 Leadership of the Year: Dr. Judy Greenlea Taylor

Friday, October 8, 2021
Throughout her dental education and career, Judy Greenlea Taylor (’91 D.D.S.) has made it her mission to improve public and oral health for underserved populations—whether through leadership roles in organizations dedicated to that cause, in providing excellent care to her patients, mission trips, or in service to her state and local community.
Ana Diaz-Arnold Receiving 2021 Educator of the Year Award from David Inglehart

2021 Dental Educator of the Year: Ana Diaz-Arnold

Thursday, September 30, 2021
For 34 years, Dr. Ana Diaz-Arnold (’84 G.P.R., ’87 M.S.) has been a fixture in the Department of Family Dentistry, teaching countless fourth-year dental students, mentoring and working alongside adjunct faculty, and treating her own patients, and as she retires in June 2022, her impact on the college and the dental profession in Iowa will remain long afterward.
Kim Swanson Receiving 2021 Alumnus of the Year Award from David Johnsen

2021 Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Kim Swanson

Thursday, September 23, 2021
An accomplished oral surgeon, Kim Swanson (’81 BA, ’86 DDS) is a dedicated alumna who has left a mark in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery and in the dental profession more widely.

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Director of Alumni Relations and Continuing Education
The University of Iowa
348 Dental Science Building N.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7166
​amanda-shoemaker@uiowa.edu

Barb Colbert

Barb Colbert

Secretary
The University of Iowa
344 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7159
barbara-colbert@uiowa.edu