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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

Student Profile: Jorge Ceballos

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Third-year Iowa Dentistry student Jorge Ceballos comes from a family of medical professionals—his mother is a nurse, and he has uncles, aunts and cousins who are doctors and dentists. However, 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, Jorge’s career path might have taken a different turn. 
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.
Karin Weber-Gasparoni high-fiving a patient in the WIC clinic

Preventive Oral Health Care for Toddlers and Infants

Karin Weber-Gasparoni is passionate about supporting new caregivers and improving oral health for underserved populations. Her collaborative clinical research initiatives are transforming oral health care for toddlers and infants in Iowa, and are laying the foundation for changing how oral health care is provided for the youngest of us.
Mary Young with her mentor Azeez Butali

Spearheading an International Network of Cleft Lip and Palate Research for African Populations

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Azeez Butali is a global leader in cleft lip and palate research and the world’s foremost expert in the genetics of these conditions in African populations. As part of his research mission, he has also spearheaded the formation of a diverse, international network of researchers in Africa and the US to develop, refine, and apply their findings for the benefit of African populations and their genetic descendants.