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Dows Research Intensive Faculty

Kim A. Brogden Kim A. Brogden, Ph.D. Director, Dows Institute for Dental Research
Professor, Department of Periodontics
Interim Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Brogden joined the College of Dentistry in 2004. He is a professor in the Department of Periodontics and the Dows Institute for Dental Research.

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Mucosa, Immunology & Oral Cancer
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 Dows Institute for Dental Research.

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Craniofacial Anomalies Research
Jeffrey A. Banas Jeffrey A. Banas, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Banas’ primary appointment is in the Dows Institute for Dental Research with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Cariology/Microbiology
Christopher Barwacz Christopher Barwacz, D.D.S Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Barwacz joined the staff at the Dental Clinical Research Center (now the Craniofacial Clinical Research Center) in 2008, where he provides the latest in dental care to research participants as well as private patients.

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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
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 at the Dows Institute for Dental Research and Department of Prosthodontics.

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Biomaterials Bone and Tissue Engineering
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 Dows Institute for Dental Research. Dr. Drake is the director of research for the Department of Endodontics.

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Cariology/Microbiology
R. L. Ettinger Ronald L. Ettinger, B.D.S., M.D.S., D.D.Sc. Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Ettinger joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1973. He is professor in the Dows Institute for Dental Research and Department of Prosthodontics.

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Cariology/Microbiology
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 Dows Institute for Dental 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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Biomaterials Bone and Tissue Engineering
Dr. Andrew C. Lidral Andrew C. Lidral, D.D.S., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Orthodontics

The focus of Dr. Lidral's research is craniofacial developmental genetics. Specifically, his goal is to identify the genetic causes of craniofacial birth defects, including syndromic and nonsyndromic forms of orofacial clefting, which occurs in 1/500-1/1000 births. Here in the U.S., most patients are treated in a clinical team setting to coordinate treatment based upon each individual's needs.

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Craniofacial Anomalies Research
Lina Moreno-Uribe Lina Moreno-Uribe, D.D.S., Ph.D. Assistant 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 Dows Institute for Dental Research.

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Craniofacial Anomalies 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, and director of graduate studies at the College of Dentistry.

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Mucosa, Immunology & Oral Cancer
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 Dows Institute for Dental Research.

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Mucosa, Immunology & Oral Cancer