Julie Reynolds

NIH awards dental faculty a grant to investigate the impact of adult Medicaid coverage on children

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Julie Reynolds, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, received a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study changes in Medicaid adult dental coverage and impact that these changes have on children's access to care.
Rima Desai

Public Health resident receives Delta Dental Foundation Grant

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Rima Desai, a second-year resident in Dental Public Health, received a Graduate Student Thesis award from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to support her survey of Iowa Dentistry alumni's treatment of underserved populations.
Siva Prakasam

Prakasam named chair of Periodontics

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Sivaraman Prakasam has joined the dental faculty at Iowa and been named chair of periodontics. With a strong department under Prakasam’s leadership, the Department of Periodontics will continue to excel in clinical care, teaching, and research.
Rachel Shrode

NIH Awards Shrode Training Grant to Investigate Relationship Between Oral Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Rachel Shrode, a T90 trainee in the Iowa Institute of Oral Health Research and a PhD student in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, was awarded an F31 grant.
Headshot of Orthodontic Resident, Awotoye Waheed

First-year resident, Dr. Waheed Awotoye, was selected for the AADOCR Hatton Award

Friday, September 8, 2023
Dr. Waheed Awotoye is a current first-year resident at our Orthodontics Clinic and was selected as the winner of the AADOCR Hatton Award. At the competition, Dr. Awotoye presented his dedicated research in genomics and epigenomics of craniofacial birth defects which ultimately resulted in his nomination for the Hatton Award.
Photo of Dr. Shin, and 1st year residents: Dr. Benjamin Bouchard, Dr. Abigail Simmer, Dr. Kathryn Jehle, Dr. Larkin Jacobson, and Dr. Waheed Awotoye

Welcome, Class of 2025!

Friday, September 1, 2023
Join us in welcoming our 5 first-year residents and congratulating our newest ABO-certified students!
Photo of Dr. Lina Moreno, Dr. Kyungsup Shin, and Residents at the AAO Case Competition.

Iowa gets Honorary Mention at AAO, again, for Case Competition

Friday, September 1, 2023
For 8 consecutive AAO Case competitions, the University of Iowa has been recognized as a top-ranked program. This year, our Orthodontics Department captured an "honorable mention" in a cleft case supervised by Dr. Lina Moreno, associate professor and chair of orthodontics. We are very proud of our faculty members and residents for their incredible dedication!
Headshot of Dr. Aaron Cho

Digital innovation and keeping up with changes in prosthodontics

Thursday, August 24, 2023
When Department of Prosthodontics Chair Aaron (Seok Hwan) Cho joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2022, he brought knowledge of a new wave of technological prosthodontics innovations that will benefit patients, clinicians, and students.
The D1 Class of 2027

2023 First-year Orientation

Thursday, August 24, 2023
The orientation for first-year dental students is an opportunity to cultivate community, introduce students to people they will need to know, and show them all that Iowa has to offer. It begins the process that will be complete in four years when these students become practicing dentists serving their local communities.
Aline Petrin

Research grant awarded to orthodontics faculty extending research on the epigenetic causes of orofacial clefting

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Aline Petrin’s research on identical twins has shed led on the epigenetic causes of orofacial clefting. Her new study explores the epigenetic causes of mirrored clefting among twins.