Iowa Fluoride Study at the University of Iowa

Iowa Fluoride Study Ends Soon

After 31+ years, over 200 publications, and the involvement of countless faculty, staff and students, formal funding for the Iowa Fluoride Study (IFS) will end in Summer of 2023.  Originally funded on September 1, 1991, as a 5-year NIH grant with a total budget of $1.3 million, the study recruited nearly 1,900 participants in Iowa hospital post-partum units from 1992-1995, and then, remarkably, followed this cohort for nearly a quarter-century, with formal subject contact ending in 2019.  During that time, the IFS and the companion Iowa Bone Development Study (IBDS) were awarded about $30 million.
Person in exaggerated Covid-19 PPE

The College of Dentistry COVID-19 Experience

The College of Dentistry is (mostly) back to normal after 2+ years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most faculty at the College are back to their offices, although many of us also work from home more frequently than in the past.  We anticipate that the trend towards more in-person activities will continue during the 2022-23 year.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

HRSA Grant

In July, 2020, the program received a 5-year, $2.78 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to establish combined advanced education training programs in Dental Public Health and either Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry or Pediatric Dentistry.
Pediatric dentistry hygienists at Career Inspire

The college participates in Career Inspire event in Cedar Rapids

Dental hygienists from the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry hosted a booth on various dental professions at the annual Career Inspire event held in Cedar Rapids.
2022 Corn Monument with Old Cap in the background

2022 Homecoming

A recap of the 2022 University of Iowa Homecoming weekend.
Participants in the UI REACH outreach event

College of Dentistry hosts event for UI REACH Students

On October 13, students from the UI REACH program learned about oral health and received one-on-one tooth brushing instructions from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Local and National Presence on AADOCR Research Meetings this Year

The University of Iowa Orthodontics Department has had a strong presence at the AADOCR meetings this year, at both a local and national level. At the 2022 AADOCR/CADR meeting held in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Lina Moreno and Dr. Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan were invited guest speakers
I-Ching Wang

Periodontics faculty awarded Young Researcher Grant

The Osteology Foundation awarded I-Ching Wang, associate professor of periodontics, an almost $30K Young Researcher Grant for her project, Ultrasound-based Imaging to Detect Early Changes of Hard and Soft tissue Around Immediately Placed Implants With or Without Soft Tissue Augmentation.
Shankar Rengasamy Vengopalan

Dr. Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan became the Fellow Nominee for the 2022-2023 ADEA Leadership Institute

Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan was selected as Fellow Nominee for the 2022-2023 ADEA Leadership Institute.
Clark Stanford presenting Kyungsup Shin with the McLeran Award

Dr. Kyungsup Shin is 21st Annual James H. and Hermine E. McLeran Faculty Award Recipient

Dr. Kyungsup Shin receives the 21st Annual James H. and Hermine E. McLeran Faculty Award. Dr. Shin's work and dedication to the program has led to more wins at American Board of Orthodontics resident competitions than any other program in North America.