Articles from September 2023

Bob Williams receiving his alumni award

Bob Williams ('73 DDS) Receives College’s Highest Alumni Award

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Bob Williams (73 DDS), a longtime supporter and advocate for Iowa Dentistry, was named 2023 Alumnus of the Year, an honor he says he is humbled to receive.
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.
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!