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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Chicago, Illinois Dental Alumni Reception

Friday, February 24, 2023 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Blackstone Hotel
The College of Dentistry is thrilled to host a dental alumni reception in conjunction with the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting. All dentists, dental hygienists, spouses, guests and staff are cordially invited.  Event Details: Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Blackstone Hotel 636 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois  Historic Art Hall & English Room REGISTER TODAY!
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dental Alumni Reception

Friday, May 5, 2023 4:00am to 6:00pm
The Double Tree
The College of Dentistry is thrilled to host a dental alumni reception in conjunction with the Iowa Dental Association Meeting. All dentists, dental hygienists, spouses, guests and staff are cordially invited.  Event Details: Friday, May 5, 2023 4:00–6:00 p.m.   The Double Tree (Parlor Room, 16th Floor) 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    REGISTER TODAY!
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2023 College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 15 8:30am to Saturday, September 16, 2023 7:00pm
The College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 15-16, 2023 for class years ending in 3s and 8s. 
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Alumni News

Ann Synan receiving an alumni award

2022 Honorary Recognition of the Year: Mrs. Ann P. Synan, B.A.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
For almost 20 years, Ann Synan has been a committed advocate for dental patients, especially those who face barriers limiting access to care. As a result, she has become a fount of institutional knowledge in all things in the college, but especially so with patient care. The University of Iowa Dental Alumni Association and the College of Dentistry are proud to recognize Ann Synan’s contributions with the 2022 Honorary Recognition of the Year Award.
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.
Heather Heddens

2020 Dental Alumnus of the Year: Dr. Heather Heddens, D.D.S.

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! 

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