Articles from March 2022

Ariene Leme-Kraus and Eric Teixeira

Iowa Dentistry Faculty Receive Industry Grant for Restorative Dental Materials Research

Thursday, March 31, 2022
A German Pharmaceutical company awarded Ariene Leme-Kraus and Erica Teixeira a $10,000 grant for their project investigating the effectiveness of a newly developed glass-ionomer dental material. In particular, the project will evaluate whether this novel dental material can effectively be used to treat root tooth decay.

Two Iowa Dental Students Earn NIH Student Research Awards

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Second-year dental students Frank Boksa and Mary Young have been awarded NIH Summer Dental Student Research Awards to conduct research at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research in Maryland.
Steve Levy

Levy Awarded Grant to Develop and Implement New Specialized Statistical Analyses of Iowa Fluoride Study Data

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Steve Levy and Chandler Pendleton received a new grant to analyze data obtained from the Iowa Fluoride Study using a new statistical analysis tool that can improve understanding and identify relationships between caries and fluorosis.
Three women dental students examining an x-ray

UI Impacting Future of Women in Dentistry Since 1887

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Starting with our first female graduate, Jessie Ritchey, in 1887 and continuing to this day, Iowa has proven itself a trailblazer for women in dentistry. The Class of 2024 is the first in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s history to have more female students than male students—helping move the national dentistry workforce closer to gender parity.
Patient receiving care in the Geriatric and Special Needs clinic

University of Iowa College of Dentistry Receives Prestigious Gies Award for Achievement

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
During the 2022 ADEA Annual Session on March 21, the ADEAGies Foundation presented the University of Iowa with a 2022 William J. Gies Award for Achievement for Academic Dental Institutions. This award recognizes Iowa’s cutting-edge Geriatric and Special Needs Program, led by director Howard Cowen, the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Professor in Geriatrics and Special Needs.
HomeBrewed Band at Wolfe Memorial Concert

Suicide Prevention Week and the Memorial Fund Benefit Concert for Jenifer Wolfe Fund

Suicide Prevention Week 2021 included a Memorial Fund Benefit Concert for the Jenifer Wolfe Fund and several events organized by Cari Anderson, the college's embedding counselor.
Ahmed Mahrous with Junior Educator Award

Ahmed Mahrous: 2021 ACP Junior Educator of the Year

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Iowa’s Ahmed Mahrous (’16 PROSS, ’17 MS) was recognized by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) as the 2021  recipient of the Junior Educator of the Year Award.
Chris Barwacz

Barwacz Named DEO of Family Dentistry

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Chris Barwacz, associate professor in the Department of Family Dentistry, was named the Department Executive Officer of Family Dentistry in June 2021.
Trishul Allareddy

Allareddy Named DEO of OPRM

Friday, March 18, 2022
Trishul Allareddy, professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine, was named the Department Executive Officer of his department in 2021.
Headshot of Dr. Lina Moreno

Moreno Named DEO of Orthodontics

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Lina Moreno (’05 PhD, ’08 ORTHS), associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics, was named the Department Executive Officer of her department.