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Research Intensive Faculty

Brad A. Amendt Brad A. Amendt, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research
Director, Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center
Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Brad Amendt is associate dean for research and a professor in the Department of Orthodontics.

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Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research, Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research
Kim A. Brogden Kim A. Brogden, Ph.D. Director, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research
Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Brogden joined the College of Dentistry in 2004. He is director of the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and a professor in the Department of Periodontics.

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Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Jeffrey A. Banas Jeffrey A. Banas, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Banas is a professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Azeez Butali Azeez Butali, D.D.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine

After completing his postdoctoral fellowship in craniofacial genetics at the University of Iowa in 2013, Dr. Azeez joined the College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research.

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Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development , Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Huojun Cao Huojun Cao, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics, Dows

Prior to becoming a dental research faculty at the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research at the UI College of Dentistry, Dr. Cao was a postdoctoral fellow in the Data Science Lab, Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute. He joined the UI College of Dentistry in 2016.

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Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development
Christopher Barwacz Christopher Barwacz, D.D.S Assistant Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Barwacz joined the Craniofacial Clinical Research Program in 2008, where he provides the latest in dental care to research participants as well as private patients.

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Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development , Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Deborah V. Dawson Deborah V. Dawson, B.A., Sc.M., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dawson is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is director of the Biostatistics Unit for the College of Dentistry.

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Biostatistics Unit, Public Health, Public Policy & Epidemiology
Isabelle Denry Isabelle Denry, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Isabelle Denry received her DDS and her PhD from the University of Paris, France. After 20 years at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, she recently moved to the University of Iowa, where she is a professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and Department of Prosthodontics.

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Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research, Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development
Dr. David R. Drake David R. Drake, M.S., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Endodontics

Dr. Drake joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1988. He is a professor of microbiology in the Department of Endodontics and the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research. Dr. Drake is the director of research for the Department of Endodontics.

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Immunology,Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research
Liu Hong Liu Hong, MD, M.S., Ph.D Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Hong joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2009. He is an associate professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and also in the Department of Prosthodontics. Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Hong was an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also director of the Stem Cells and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering Lab.

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Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research, Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development , Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Lina Moreno-Uribe Lina Moreno-Uribe, D.D.S., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Lina Moreno-Uribe joined the College of Dentistry in 2008 as an assistant professor in both the Department of Orthodontics and the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research. She is currently an associate professor.

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Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development , Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Christopher A. Squier Christopher A. Squier, M.A., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.C., Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Squier joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1975. He is a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research; and director of graduate studies at the College of Dentistry.

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Mucosa, Immunology & Oral Cancer, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Philip W. Wertz Philip W. Wertz, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine

Dr. Wertz joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine and also the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research.

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Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research, Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research