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Eleanor Fleming delivering the Rhys B. Jones Keynote Address at Midwest Dental Public Health Conference, October 15, 2023.

Iowa Dentistry hosts regional Dental Public Health conference

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Iowa Dentistry hosted the Midwest Dental Public Health Conference on October 15-16, 2023. With lectures from dental public health experts around the country and throughout the Midwest, the conference was a great success.

Variation in General Dentists Patterns of Sealant Use in Children with Elevated Caries Risk

S.C. McKernan, E.T. Momany, J.M.C. Sukalski, M.P. Jones, P.C. Damiano and R.A. Kuthy, JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 2023
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Dental Admissions breaks application records

Friday, October 27, 2023
For the second consecutive year, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Dental Admissions Office set a record for most dental school applications received.
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Marschall joins Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Jeff Marschall has recently joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as a clinical assistant professor. In addition, he holds a dual appointment in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
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Fridrich named Patient's Choice Award Provider

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Kirk Fridrich, head of the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), was named a Patient’s Choice Provider for FY23.
Iowa Dentistry participants at IMOM 2023

IMOM Recap 2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023
The Iowa Mission of Mercy was held on October 13-14 in Waterloo. Over the weekend, the dentists and dental staff saw 1,080 patients. All dental care at the event is provided for free to those who come and are willing to wait. Services provided to the patients include cleanings, restorations, minor oral surgery, endodontic and periodontal care as well as removable prosthodontics (e.g., “flippers”).
Azeez Butali with his professorship medallion

Azeez Butali named as endowed professor

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Azeez Butali was named the Gilbert E. Lilly Professor of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Iowa. 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.
Dan Caplan and Marsha Cunningham-Ford pose for a picture together after Caplan receives 2023 Educator of the Year award.

Dan Caplan ('88 DDS) named 2023 Educator of the Year

Monday, October 9, 2023
Professor Dan Caplan, a 1988 graduate of the College of Dentistry and head of the college’s Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 2007- 2022, is named 2023 Educator of the Year. For Dan, who grew up in Iowa City in a family that valued education, the opportunity to shape future dentists and the school that teaches them has been a gratifying experience.
Kyungsup Shin with his medallion

Kyungsup Shin named as endowed professor

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Kyungsup Shin was named the Ross D. Christensen Family Professor of Orthodontics on September 21. Shin is a shining example of Iowa's excellence in research, teaching, and clinical care.
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Janet Guthmiller ('88 DDS) named Leader of the Year 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Janet Guthmiller, dean of the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry and a 1988 graduate of Iowa Dentistry, has been named Leader of the Year 2023. Janet was a faculty member at Iowa from 1997 to 2007 and credits this experience, and others in academia, with preparing her to take on top-tier leadership roles.