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Iowa dentistry leaders with Governor Kim Reynolds at a bill signing

State of Iowa adopts Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensure Compact

Thursday, May 4, 2023
On Thursday, April 27, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Dentists and Dental Hygienists Licensure Compact bill into law.
Students reciting the dental oath at the 2023 White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony 2023

Thursday, May 4, 2023
The Class of 2026 was granted faculty-supervised clinical privileges on Thursday, April 27 at the 2023 White Coat Ceremony.
Dr Sun face image

Hongli Sun selected for Iowa Mid-Career Award

Hongli Sun, associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was one of four Iowa faculty members to receive the 2023 Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award. The award recognizes some of the most promising scholars at Iowa with three years of financial support for their research. Sun is a rising star in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering, focusing on innovative strategies to improve bone tissue regeneration. 
I-Ching Wang

Iowa Dentistry faculty receives grants from the Academy of Osseointegration

Thursday, April 27, 2023
The Academy of Osseointegration awarded I-Ching (Izzie) Wang, clinical assistant professor of periodontics, and Anvita Maharishi, assistant professor of family dentistry, a $30,000 translational and clinical science research grant for their project, Correlation Between Peri-implant Mucosa Color and Tissue Dynamics: Phenotype and Health Recognition Using Dental Ultrasonography.
Julie Reynolds and Jennifer Hartshorn with Pamela Nwachukwu

New Frontiers in Teledentistry

Thursday, April 20, 2023
A team of University of Iowa oral health researchers and dental providers at the Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa teamed up to deliver and assess the effectiveness of teledentistry in a nursing home setting.
Abimbola Oladayo

Postdoctoral researcher awarded National Dental Association Foundation scholarship

Thursday, April 20, 2023
The National Dental Foundation and Colgate awarded Abimbola Oladayo, a postdoctoral researcher in Azeez Butali’s laboratory, a scholarship to support her research on ethical issues related to the handling of genetic information obtained through she and her team’s research.
Dental care in rural Mexico

Iowa Dentistry travels to Mexico to provide dental care

Thursday, April 20, 2023
On a recent trip to rural Mexico, Iowa dental students and faculty provide dental care to children in schools and orphanages in the area.
2023 National Oral Health Conference poster presentation

2023 National Oral Health Conference

A large contingent of Iowa Dentistry faculty, students, and alumni attended and presented at the 2023 National Oral Health Conference April 17-19 in Orlando, FL.
Steve Marshall, Clark Stanford, Kyungsup Shin, Thomas Southard, and Laura Bonner

New textbook belongs on the shelf of everyone who manages childhood orthodontic issues

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
In January 2023, Iowa orthodontics faculty published Practical Early Orthodontic Treatment: A Case-Based Review. The text is receiving rave reviews and is sure to become the definitive textbook in the orthodontic treatment of children.
Dental student researchers at the AADOCR

Iowa takes the AADOCR by storm

The annual meetings of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) were held consecutively over Spring Break in Portland, Oregon. Iowa was well represented at both meetings with 4 presentations at ADEA and 39 oral presentations at the AADOCR. Dental students Colton Curtis and Cyrus Mansouri received awards for their presentations, and Azeez Butali received an award for mentorship for his work with Mary Young. Images from the week in available on the College of Dentistry website.