Graduates gathered in Hancher Auditorium for pictures and food following the 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Photo Gallery: College of Dentistry celebrates 2024 commencement

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry celebrated dental students, graduate students, and residents at its 2024 commencement ceremony in Hancher Auditorium on May 31. Check out these photos from the ceremony.
Mary Young with her mentor Azeez Butali

Mary Young earns Outstanding Dental Student Research Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
At the spring meeting of Dental Student Research Group, Mary Young received the award for 2024 Outstanding Dental Researcher. 
Jackie Yeh, Salah Abuhammoud, and Corben Masterson

2024 Mentor of the Year

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Dr. Salahaldeen Abuhammoud was named the 2023-24 Student Research Mentor of the Year by the Iowa Chapter of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. This award was presented in recognition of his efforts to enhance students research at the College of Dentistry.
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Six Student Researchers Earn Senior Research Achievement Awards

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Senior Research Achievement Awards are determined based on a portfolio of research that is circulated to a group of electors. The electors select award recipients based on the scientific merit of projects, the significance and productivity of projects, the number of years of involvement in research, the originality of the research, and the student's professional conduct. Award recipients were selected in 2024: Colton Curtis, Sara Escudero, Luke Hovey, Arshi Mungal, Mandi Seaberg, and Mary Young.
Jonelle Joseph receives the Eugene W. Young Award for Exceptional Patient Care at Broadlawns Medical Center

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry hosts Awards Luncheon

Monday, June 10, 2024
The UI College of Dentistry's Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry hosted a luncheon on May 29 to recognize student accomplishments over the past academic year.
Catia Atienza receives the Dr. James Michael Leary Memorial Award

Family Dentistry holds student award luncheon

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
The Department of Family Dentistry held its annual Student Award Luncheon on May 23. 12 awards were presented.
Jessie Gomez posing in front of the DSB

@ChasingDrGomez: Demystifying Dentistry for First-Generation Students

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
First-year dental student Jessie Gomez created an instagram account to share her experiences as a dental student for other first-generation students.
Sara Stuefen poses for a photo in the Dental Science Building

Sara Stuefen's voice for change

Friday, May 24, 2024
Sara Stuefen ('10 DDS) will become the District 10 Trustee for the American Dental Association in October. It's an important opportunity for Stuefen to bring a new perspective and energy to the national organization.
Students volunteered at His Hands Dental Clinic in Cedar Rapids. This is a picture of students posing in front of the clinic's sign.

60 UI Dental students volunteer at His Hands Dental Clinic

Thursday, May 23, 2024
For the second consecutive year, a partnership between the UI College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics and His Hands Dental Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has resulted in robust clinical outreach experience for first- second- and third-year dental students.
Howard Cowen receives the Culturally Responsive Health Care Award

GSN Program selected as Culturally Responsive Health Care award winner

Thursday, May 23, 2024
The Geriatric and Special Needs Program was selected as a recipient of the 2024 University of Iowa Health Care Culturally Responsive Health Care award, which recognized health care professionals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation in addressing health disparities.