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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College of Dentistry Pregame Social (Iowa vs. Michigan)

Saturday, October 1, 2022 (all day)
Dental Science Building
ENJOY HAWKEYE CAMARADERIE AT OUR DENTAL TAILGATE! Please join us outside in the white tent on the east side of the College of Dentistry.  Iowa vs. Michigan (ANF Black & Gold Spirit Game) Time: 8 a.m. Sponsored by Crest Oral-B Register today!
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Houston, TX Dental Alumni Reception

Thursday, October 13, 2022 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hilton Americas-Houston
The College of Dentistry is thrilled to host a dental alumni reception in conjunction with the ADA Annual Meeting. All dentists, dental hygienists, spouses, guests and staff are cordially invited.  Event Details: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 5:30–7:30 p.m. Hilton Americas-Houston 1600 Lamar Street Houston, Texas 3rd Floor, Room 336B Register online at: https://bit.ly/2022-ADA
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College of Dentistry Pregame Social (Iowa vs. Northwestern)

Saturday, October 29, 2022 11:00am to 1:00pm
Dental Science Building
ENJOY HAWKEYE CAMARADERIE AT OUR DENTAL TAILGATE! Please join us outside in the white tent on the east side of the College of Dentistry.  Iowa vs. Northwestern (Homecoming) Time: 11 a.m. Sponsored by Henry Schein Register today!
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Vail Ski and Dental CE

Monday, January 23, 2023 (all day)
The Lodge at Vail
Ski, Relax and Learn at These Continuing Education Opportunities! Vail, Colorado Jan. 23-27, 2023 Register today!  *Course registration fee does NOT include hotel room. To learn more about this event, please visit click here.
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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.
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Hawkeyes at IDEAS22

Thursday, June 2, 2022
The 2022 Iowa Dental Association's annual meeting (IDEAS) was held at the end of April in Des Moines. The University of Iowa held an alumni reception at the annual meeting, and since it was the first in-person annual meeting since the pandemic began, the event announced and presented numerous award winners, which including many Hawkeyes! 
Hong Chen

Iowa Dental Faculty Lead National Effort on Advancing Predoctoral Dental Education in Temporomandibular Disorders

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the second-most common form of musculoskeletal pain, affecting up to one-third of Americans. Iowa dental faculty are on the cutting-edge of TMD care and are leading the way in ensuring that dental students receive adequate and proper education for understanding, preventing, and treating TMD.
Leon Stanislav

Always a Hawkeye: Leon Stanislav ('77 DDS) Receives Fluoridation Special Merit Award

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Leon Stanislav ('77 DDS) received the 2022 Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, American Dental Association, and Center for Disease Control Fluoridation Special Merit Award.

Alumni Staff

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
346 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7159
barbara-colbert@uiowa.edu