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Karin Weber-Gasparoni high-fiving a patient in the WIC clinic

Preventive Oral Health Care for Toddlers and Infants

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Karin Weber-Gasparoni is passionate about supporting new caregivers and improving oral health for underserved populations. Her collaborative clinical research initiatives are transforming oral health care for toddlers and infants in Iowa, and are laying the foundation for changing how oral health care is provided for the youngest of us.
Pediatric dentistry hygienists at Career Inspire

The college participates in Career Inspire event in Cedar Rapids

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Dental hygienists from the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry hosted a booth on various dental professions at the annual Career Inspire event held in Cedar Rapids.
Participants in the UI REACH outreach event

College of Dentistry hosts event for UI REACH Students

Thursday, October 20, 2022
On October 13, students from the UI REACH program learned about oral health and received one-on-one tooth brushing instructions from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
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.
A St. Ambrose University Health Careers Camper proudly displaying the alginate impression he made as part of an interactive event at the college

St. Ambrose University Health Careers Adventure campers visit the college

Thursday, July 21, 2022
On July 13, middle school students visited the University of Iowa College of Dentistry as part of the St. Ambrose 2022 Health Careers Adventure Camp. Campers experienced hands-on learning sessions provided by faculty, students and clinicians while learning about dental careers.
Pediatric dentistry student group officers from left to right: Sara Saey, Kylie Scott, Michaela Mathews, and Uzair Ahmad.

Pediatric Dentistry Student Group Delivers Over 500 Oral Hygiene Packets to Local Organization

Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Pediatric Dentistry Student Group recently completed a service project supported by a $1,000  grant received from the Crest and America’s Toothfairy organizations. 
A UI REACH student smiling with her provider

College of Dentistry Hosts Event for UI REACH Students

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
On April 7 and 14, students from the UI REACH program learned about oral health and received one-on-one tooth brushing instructions from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Karin Weber-Gasparoni

Iowa Pediatric Dentist Making a Difference for Low-Income Cavity Prevention

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The National Institutes of Health awarded Karin Weber-Gasparoni and her team a $4.4 million grant to evaluate a set of interventions designed to improve oral health care and reduce the risk of cavities among low-income high-caries risk infants and young children.
Barbara Wilson and Karin Weber-Gasparoni

Weber-Gasparoni Receives Hancher-Finkbine Award

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
On April 12, Karin Weber-Gasparoni, professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry, was presented with the University of Iowa's Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for Faculty Excellence.
A dental screening at the Give Kids a Smile Event

The College of Dentistry Hosts Give Kids a Smile Event

Thursday, March 10, 2022
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics hosted a Give Kids A Smile event on Friday night, February 25, at the Iowa Children’s Museum in the Coral Ridge Mall. Thirty-two children received free oral health education, dental screenings, fluoride treatments, and they took home bags of oral hygiene supplies.