Articles from 2024

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.
The Department of Prosthodontics poses for a photo after the student award luncheon on May 14, 2024

Prosthodontics holds student award luncheon

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
The UI College of Dentistry's Department of Prosthodontics hosted a luncheon on May 14 to recognize student accomplishments over the past academic year. Nine students were presented awards.
Hongli Sun

Iowa dental researchers receive exploratory grant to treat periodontitis-associated bone-loss

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
The National Institutes of Health awarded three Iowa dental researchers, Hongli Sun, Shaoping Zhang, and Erliang Zeng, a $660,000 exploratory grant to investigate an innovative strategy for treating bone loss that tends to accompany periodontitis. This strategy uses tissue engineering strategies that can reduce bone loss and regenerate bone tissue.
A fall morning at the Dental Science Building

Operative Dentistry holds annual Spring Awards Banquet

Monday, May 20, 2024
The Department of Operative Dentistry held their annual Spring Banquet on Thursday, May 16 at Wilson's Ciderhouse in Iowa City. Nine students were presented awards ranging from excellence in operative dentistry to recognition for research efforts.
Drs. Feitosa, Abuhammoud, Roushdy, Gimer composite

4 faculty members named Teachers of the Year

Monday, May 20, 2024
The UI College of Dentistry honored four faculty members - Drs. Victor Feitosa, Salah Abuhammoud, Sally Roushdy, and David Gimer - as Teachers of the Year at IASDA's annual Talent Show on May 17.
2024 IDA picture with ADA President Dr. Edgar

UI alum Bogue installed at 161st IDA President

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Chris Bogue, a 2002 graduate of the UI College of Dentistry, was installed as the 161st Iowa Dental Association President on May 3 during IDEAS24.
PF/ACD/ICD 2024 student award winners

5 students awarded at Pierre Fauchard, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Five students were honored at the Pierre Fauchard, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists joint luncheon during the Iowa Dental Association meeting on May 3, 2024.