Articles from August 2023

Access to dental insurance and oral health inequities in the United States

Luisa N Borrell, Julie C Reynolds, Eleanor Fleming and Parth D Shah, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 2023
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.
Azeez Butali

NIH awards supplemental grant to dental faculty member

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Azeez Butali is extending his research on the genetics of orofacial clefts in African populations so that his team improve the reception and acceptance of genetic information found in their studies.
Leo Marchini

From Brazil to Iowa

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The College of Dentistry’s new department chair in Preventive and Community Dentistry Leo Marchini grew up in Brazil with a father as a dentist, so it would make sense that Marchini would end up in the profession himself, even though he didn’t want to at first.
SHPEP student receiving assistance

2023 summer educational program opens up opportunities for participants

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The dental track of the Summer Health Professions Education Program showcases careers in dentistry for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Since 2017, this highly competitive program has served over 120 students helping to prepare them for dental school and a future career in dentistry.
Azeez Butali

Iowa dental faculty receive grant to investigate genetic factors associated with periodontitis

Thursday, August 3, 2023
The National Institutes of Health via the University of Kentucky awarded Azeez Butali and Erliang Zeng a grant to identify genome-wide genetic susceptibility variants around the world.