2024 College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion - Friday Continuing Education

Registration costs include course materials for 3 CEs, continental breakfast and parking.

REGISTRATION: Register through our online portal.

Schedule of Events

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8:30 a.m.              Registration – Galagan Lobby, 1st Floor - Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.              Welcome & Opening Remarks

              Dr. Shaun O’Neill, UIDAA President

              Dr. Clark Stanford, Dean, College of Dentistry

             Joan Smothers, Continuing Education Program Manager

9:30 a.m.             The Impact of the 21st Century Diet: Nutritional Challenges on Health Equity

Overview: Focusing on the dietary trends in the 21st Century, this course will provide a high-level overview of current dietary trends that challenge the goals of Health Equity. Dr. Harvey will review how achieving health equity is integral to eliminating preventable health disparities. Additionally, make the argument that the topic of health equity is essential in all discussions related to medical and dental integration.

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Overview of the trends in the 21st Century Diet
  • Overview of the Link Between dietary trends and common oral health diseases
  • Overview of the Link Between dietary trends and system diseases
  • Provide a brief overview what Health equity is and its goals
  • Provide an example on the relationship between dietary trends, SES, and health disparities
  • Understand the importance of the relationship between achieving health equity to eliminate preventable health disparities.
  • Understand the importance of integrating health equity into the discussion of medical and dental integration.

Dr. Hayley Harvey, Director of Dental Education, Broadlawns Medical Center; President, The American Association of Public Health Dentistry, Section Chief

Class of 1994 & 1996

Hayley Harvey

10:30 a.m.       An Update in Endodontics - What's Changed?

Overview: Change is inevitable - How has endodontics changed in the last 15 years?  Technology, methods, boredom ... let's discuss the effect they all have on the specialty.

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review and contrast developments in endodontics over the past 15 years, to better understand how we arrived at our current best-evidence for patient-centered treatment.
  • Recognize the increasing role of technologies in data collection, case planning, and execution of treatment.
  • Discuss how trends and emerging issues in endodontics will affect the plan of care into the future.

Dr. Brandon Vos, Cedar Rapids Endodontics, P.C.

Class of 2009 & 2011

Brandon Vos

11:30 a.m.       Teenage Patients, the Conundrum

Overview: Teenagers provide an interesting conundrum in dentistry. They have adult teeth and adult dental problems, but they are still growing and developing socially, emotionally, and physically. This session will discuss the opportunities for treating teenage dental patients. 

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Discuss social and emotional differences between adolescent and adult patients.
  • Determine treatment philosophies for teenage dental patients for a general dentist.
  • Identify opportunities for general dentists to grow their adolescent dental practice.

Dr. Kecia Leary, Associate Dean of Clinics, UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics

Class of 2004 & 2007

Kecia Leary

12:30 p.m.       Adjourn to Class Reunion Activities


The College of Dentistry will make every reasonable effort to assure that requested continuing education programs are provided but assumes no liability for failure to deliver beyond the refunding of fees paid to the University of Iowa. The University of Iowa reserves the right to limit registration to the size of the available classroom or clinical space.  Sponsorship of this course does not imply subject matter, product, or technical endorsement. 

REGISTRATION: You may register using our online portal: https://apps.dentistry.uiowa.edu/CodCERegistration/

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: Fees paid will be refunded less a $45 per person processing fee following notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the course begins.

Friday, September 13, 2024 8:30am to 12:30pm
Dental Science Building
First Floor
801 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Joan Smothers in advance at 319-335-2587 or dentistry-ce@uiowa.edu.