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Siva Prakasam in his research lab

Iowa Periodontist examines the function of PGRPs in periodontal disease

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Sivaraman Prakasam, associate professor and head of the Department of Periodontics, is investigating a particular group of proteins that discriminates between good and bad bacteria in a person’s gingiva (gum) and mouth to modulate the body’s immune response. His research could lead to new tools that can prevent or treat periodontitis.
Dr. Lawrence Tabak receives a plaque to memorialize his visit during the 2024 Research Day

Photo Gallery: 2024 Research Day

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Check out these sights from the 71st Anniversary of the Iowa Section of the AADOCR.
Colton Curtis in a labratory

Student Research Profile: Improving Dry Mouth and Oral Health in Older Populations with Dentures

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
The Dental Student Research Program at Iowa Dentistry has a long and venerable tradition of teaching students to conduct and think critically about research. Fourth-year dental student Colton Curtis exemplifies these qualities in his work investigating methods to improve dry mouth and oral health in older populations with dentures. Curtis’ experience over the course of his dental career illustrates this well. He began doing research in his first year, but it took him a while to zero in on the right topic.
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Leary, Cho named ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Dr. Leary and Dr. Cho to participate in year-long professional development program.
Teeth constructed at Iowa's Protostudios Lab

Dental education meets Iowa innovation

Iowa Dentistry faculty seeking better teeth for teaching purposes found a perfect partner in Protostudios. The on-campus rapid-prototyping organization, known for transforming inventors’ ideas, delivered consistent, durable simulated teeth.
Assistant Professor Salah Abuhammoud and a prosthodontics resident showing a patient an intraoral scan

Digital innovation is transforming prosthodontics

Prosthodontics, under the leadership of Aaron Cho, is bringing technology and innovation in the field of prosthodontics to Iowa for the benefit patients, clinicians, residents, and students.
Lawrence Tabak

NIH Deputy Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak to present at UI College of Dentistry Research Day

Monday, January 29, 2024
Tabak is the keynote speaker of the 71st annual meeting of the Iowa Section of the AADOCR
Ransome van der Hoeven

Ransome van der Hoeven to join UI College of Dentistry

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
The UI College of Dentistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ransome van der Hoeven as Associate Professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research (IIOHR) and the Department of Periodontics.
Dharini van der Hoeven

van der Hoeven named Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
The Univeristy of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Dharini van der Hoeven as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the college. She will join the college in June.
Jorge Ceballos standing outside the College of Dentistry

Jorge Ceballos journey from Cuba to Storm Lake to Iowa City

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Third-year Iowa Dentistry student Jorge Ceballos comes from a family of medical professionals—but his future in the medical field was never guaranteed. Ceballos is a recent immigrant from Cuba, and if it weren’t for a chance encounter with an Iowa Dentistry alum and scholarship support, Jorge’s career path might have taken a different turn.