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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2022 College of Dentistry Alumni Weekend

Friday, September 16, 2022 (all day)
The College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Weekend is scheduled for September 16-17, 2022 for class years ending in 2s and 7s.  Register here for the 2022 Alumni Reunion!   Schedule of Events: Friday, Sept. 16 8:30 a.m.     Registration – Galagan Lobby, 1st Floor (Continental Breakfast) 9:15 a.m.     Welcome & Opening Remarks  9:40 a.m.     Continuing Education Program  Dr. Clark Stanford, “Interdisciplinary Care in the Rehabilitation of Complex Patient Care Situations” Dr. Chris Barwacz,...
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College of Dentistry Pregame Social (Iowa vs. Nevada)

Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:30pm to 6:30pm
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. Nevada (Alumni Reunion Weekend)  Time: 3:30 PM Sponsored by Patterson Dental Register today!  
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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: 3 hours prior to kickoff  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. Houston Americas-Houston 1600 Lamar Street Houston, Texas 3rd Floor, Room 336B Register online at: https://bit.ly/2022-ADA
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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.
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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.
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Alumni Provide Funds for Advanced Training Opportunities in Operative Dentistry

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Bob Williams (’73 D.D.S.) and Jerilee Williams generously donated $150,000 to the Operative Dentistry Advanced Education Program to support, promote and achieve excellence in Operative Dentistry through enhanced training opportunities provided through the Advanced Education Program and its residents.  
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.

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