Department of Prosthodontics News

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4 faculty members named Teachers of the Year

Monday, May 20, 2024
The UI College of Dentistry honored four faculty members - Drs. Victor Feitosa, Salah Abuhammoud, Sally Roushdy, and David Gimer - as Teachers of the Year at IASDA's annual Talent Show on May 17.
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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.
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Digital innovation and keeping up with changes in prosthodontics

Thursday, August 24, 2023
When Department of Prosthodontics Chair Aaron (Seok Hwan) Cho joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2022, he brought knowledge of a new wave of technological prosthodontics innovations that will benefit patients, clinicians, and students.
Joseph Curtis

Pilot study: Options for custom tray and record base design for complete dentures

Thursday, May 18, 2023
The college’s Clinical/Dental Education Research Initiative Support Program (CRISP) selected Joseph Curtis's pilot study assessing various modern methods of the design and fabrication of custom edentulous impression trays and record bases. This purpose of the study is update the third-year curriculum incorporating more modern, digital components into the denture design process.
Aaron Cho

Pilot study investigating intra-oral scanners for post and crown placement receives clinical research grant

Thursday, February 23, 2023
The college’s Clinical/Dental Education Research Initiative Support Program (CRISP) selected Aaron Cho and An Yi Ma’s pilot study investigating the use of intra-oral scanners for use in measuring posts for crown places. This study lays the foundation for further studies to clarify and define the efficacy and limitations of intra-oral scanner use in creating post space impressions.
Aaron Cho

New department head for prosthodontics

Thursday, July 14, 2022
The college is proud to announce the appointment of Aaron Cho, as the next department head of prosthodontics at the University of Iowa. Cho will start this new role beginning on August 29, 2022.
Second-year dental students with faculty and residents of the year

Second-year dental students recognize faculty and residents of the year

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Each year, second-year dental students select faculty and residents for their work as teachers over the course of the D2 curriculum. This year, they selected Nidhi Handoo and Salah Abuhammoud as faculty of the year, and Derrick Bisnett and Veronica Sule as residents of the year.
Ahmed Mahrous with Junior Educator Award

Ahmed Mahrous: 2021 ACP Junior Educator of the Year

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Iowa’s Ahmed Mahrous (’16 PROSS, ’17 MS) was recognized by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) as the 2021  recipient of the Junior Educator of the Year Award.
Salah Abuhammoud

Dentistry Receives Two Innovation Challenge Awards

Thursday, December 2, 2021
The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center announced their Fall Innovation Challenge Awards, which included two dentistry-related proposals. These awards are aimed at identifying and supporting the most innovative and entrepreneurial projects in a university-wide competition. Dentistry's award winners were Salah Abuhammoud and Melika Farshard.
David Johnsen, Tarek El Kerdani, and prosthodontics residents with the governor's declaration of Prosthodontics Week

The State of Iowa and the College of Dentistry Celebrate Prosthodontics Week

Friday, April 16, 2021
For the past six years, the Department of Prosthodontics has celebrated National Prosthodontics Awareness week by recruiting six low-income veterans to receive a free, complete set of dentures. To commemorate this annual event and in recognition of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, Governor Kim Reynolds declared April 5-9 Iowa Prosthodontics Awareness Week.