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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.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development; Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research; Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research

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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.

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

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Maged Abdelaal Maged Abdelaal, B.D.S., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Abdelaal was a private practice dentist in Cairo, Egypt, before becoming a prosthodontics resident at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He completed his certificate in prosthodontics in 2015 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. 

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Veerasathpurush Allareddy Veerasathpurush Allareddy, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.H.A., Ph.D., M.MSc.
Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Department of Orthodontics in 2013 after completing a craniofacial and cleft lip/palate orthodontics fellowship at the Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. He is an associate professor in the Department of Orthodontics.

Public Health and Epidemiology; Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development ; Immunology, Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research

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Veeratrishul Allareddy Veeratrishul Allareddy, B.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Allareddy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2008 after completing his residency. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

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Steve Armstrong Steven R. Armstrong, D.D.S., Ph.D., FADM
Professor and Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Armstrong joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 1999 after completing post-doctoral work at the college as an NIDCR Dentist-Scientist. He is a professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.

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Gustavo Avila-Ortiz Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Avila-Ortiz joined the College of Dentistry in 2011. He is an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics.

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Karen A. Baker Karen A. Baker, B.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Ms. Baker joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 1981. She has been director of Dental Pharmacy Services since 1991, is an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and is also an associate professor in the UI College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacy Practice.

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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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David M. Bohnenkamp David M. Bohnenkamp, D.D.S., B.A., M.S., F.A.C.P.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Bohnenkamp joined the Department of Prosthodontics at the UI College of Dentistry in September 2013. Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Bohnenkamp was an associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and served as the director of the International Dentist Education Program from 2006-2013 at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio.

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Piriya (Peter) Boonsiriphant Piriya (Peter) Boonsiriphant, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Boonsiriphant joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics in 2015. 

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Richard G. Burton Richard G. Burton, B.A., D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Burton joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1997. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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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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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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Dan Caplan Dan Caplan, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Head, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Caplan is professor and head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Before joining the UI College of Dentistry in 2007, he was a faculty member in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-2007.

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Xi Chen Xi Chen, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Before coming to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Chen was an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

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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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Steven H. Clark Steven H. Clark, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Clark was in private practice dentistry from 1983-1989. From 1992-1997, he was in periodontics private practice. In 1998, Dr. Clark joined the Department of Family Dentistry as a visiting assistant professor and he is now clinical assistant professor.

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Howard J. Cowen Howard J. Cowen, D.D.S., M.S., DABSCD
Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Cowen joined the College of Dentistry in 1982. He is director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Dental Program and director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Postgraduate Certificate Program, as well as a clinical professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

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Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford, B.S., M.S., R.D.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Ms. Cunningham-Ford joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1979. She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

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Peter Damiano Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Director, UI Public Policy Center

Dr. Damiano joined the College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and director, Health Policy Research, at the Public Policy Center.

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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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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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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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Satheesh Elangovan Satheesh Elangovan, B.D.S., DSc, DMSc
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Elangovan joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Periodontics in 2011 after completing his doctor of medical science at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute, both in Boston.

Dr. Elangovan holds secondary appointments at the College of Engineering and at the College of Pharmacy.

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Ronald D. Elvers Ronald D. Elvers, D.D.S., M.S.
Director of Clinics
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Elvers joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1996. He is director of clinics and an associate clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

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Steven Fletcher Steven Fletcher, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Fletcher joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Robert G. Franciscus Robert G. Franciscus, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Orthodontics (Secondary Appointment)
UI Department of Anthropology

Dr. Franciscus was a lecturer and later an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology  at Stanford University. He joined the University of Iowa Department of Anthropology as an assistant professor in 1998, was tenured in 2004 as an associate professor, and became a tenured professor in 2012.

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Kirk L. Fridrich Kirk L. Fridrich, B.S., D.D.S., M.S
Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

After receiving his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Fridrich completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He then came to Iowa for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and received his certificate and M.S. degree in 1987.

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Carolina Garcia Martinez Carolina Garcia Martinez, D.D.S., M.S.
Fellow Associate, Department of Prosthodontics

Before coming to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for additional postgraduate studies, Dr. Garcia Martinez was a part-time assistant professor at the Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia, as well as a private practitioner in Bogota.

Dr. Garcia Martinez is currently a fellow associate in the UI Department of Prosthodontics. 

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Lily T. Garcia Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP
Associate Dean for Education
Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Garcia was a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School (UTHSCSA) before joining the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 as associate dean for education.

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Alberto Gasparoni Alberto Gasparoni, D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D., D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Gasparoni joined the College of Dentistry in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor. He is now a clinical associate professor in Dental Clinic Administration and the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

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Matthew K. Geneser Matthew K. Geneser, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Geneser is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Manuel R. Gomez Manuel R. Gomez, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics

Before becoming a faculty member of the Department of Endodontics, Dr. Gómez was in private endodontic practice in Bogotá , Colombia from 1980-2003. During this time he was also a faculty member at the College of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Javeriana University and was president of the Association of Endodontists of Bogotá for eight consecutive years. He currently a clinical associate professor and also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

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David G. Gratton David G. Gratton, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Gratton joined The University of Iowa Department of Prosthodontics in 2002. In 2015, he joined the faculty at Hospital Dentistry and is also now an associate professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Before coming to Iowa, he was an assistant professor, prosthodontics, at The University of Western Ontario's School of Dentistry. He was also a dental staff member of the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, in the Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Dentistry.

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Sandra Guzmán-Armstrong Sandra Guzmán-Armstrong, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Guzmán-Armstrong joined the Department of Operative Dentistry in 2001 after completing postdoctoral work at the College of Dentistry. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.

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Dr. Nidhi Handoo Nidhi Handoo, B.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Handoo joined the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor and was also an associate clinical fellow in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine (OPRM). In 2014, Dr. Handoo was appointed as a clinical assistant professor in OPRM and director of the Oral Diagnosis Clinic.

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Jennifer Hartshorn Jennifer Hartshorn, D.D.S., Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in July 2013 after completing her geriatric and special needs certificate at the UI College of Dentistry.

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John W. Hellstein John W. Hellstein, D.D.S.
Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

After serving 20 years in the army, Dr. Hellstein joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 2002. He became head of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine in 2016 and is also director of the Surgical Oral Pathology Laboratory. He has a special interest in bisphosphonate (Bis-phossy jaw) osteonecrosis of the jaw.

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Maria Marcela Hernández Maria Marcela Hernández, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Hernández joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2003 after working as director of the operative dentistry section at the Universidad Javeriana Dental School, Bogota, Colombia, and working in private practice for ten years. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Family Dentistry.

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Ryan W. Hill Ryan W. Hill, D.D.S., General Practice Residency Certificate
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Hill received his D.D.S. from the College of Dentistry in 2010 and completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Hill worked as a general dentist in Oregon treating underserved populations and then accepted the position of assistant professor and program director of the general practice residency in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in July 2012.

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Julie A. Holloway Julie A. Holloway, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Holloway was a faculty member at Ohio State University College of Dentistry from 1993-2011. During this time, she was a faculty in the section of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics and director of the advanced prosthodontics graduate education program from 2009-2011. In 2011, Dr. Holloway joined the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. In 2012, she became head of the department.

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David C. Holmes David C. Holmes, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Head, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Holmes practiced general dentistry in Eldridge, Iowa, from 1978-1989. He became an adjunct faculty in the Department of Family Dentistry at Iowa during this time. After completing his specialty training in periodontics in 1991, Dr. Holmes became a group leader in Family Dentistry. In 1997, he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado where he served as chair of the Division of Comprehensive Care. In 2004, he returned to Iowa to accept the DEO position of the Department of Family Dentistry.

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Nathan E. Holton Nathan E. Holton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Holton was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Orthodontics from 2009-2013 before becoming an assistant professor in the department in 2013.

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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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Brian Howe Brian Howe, D.M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Howe was in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, from 2006-2011 and in Iowa City, Iowa, from 2013-2015. He was an adjunct faculty in the Department of Family Dentistry from 2013-2015.

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Yung-Shen (Vinny) Huang Yung-Shen (Vinny) Huang, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Huang joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2003 as a full-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry with a secondary appointment in the Department of Prosthodontics.

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Lewis A. Humbert Lewis A. Humbert, B.A., D.D.S., M.S
Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Humbert joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontics as a clinical professor in 2004.

 

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David C. Johnsen David C. Johnsen, D.D.S., M.S.
Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. David C. Johnsen has been the dean of the UI College of Dentistry since 1995. Dr. Johnsen taught predoctoral pediatric dentistry at West Virginia University & Case Western Reserve University and was department chair and director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at Case Western Reserve University (1990-1995).

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Georgia K. Johnson Georgia K. Johnson, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Johnson joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991 after serving on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Dental College. In 1998, she became head of the Department of Periodontics. She is also a professor in the Dows Institute for Dental Research.

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Dr. William T. Johnson William T. Johnson, D.D.S., M.S.
Department of Endodontics

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty in 1991 after eight years at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry where he served as chair of the Department of Endodontics from 1989 to 1991.

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David A. Jones David A. Jones, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Prior to joining the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Jones was in a private specialty practice of orthodontics from 1990-2010, while also serving as an adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry Orthodontic Department. From March 2010-May 2011, he was an assistant professor at the Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education-Dubai, U.A.E.

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Michael J. Kanellis Michael J. Kanellis, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Patient Care
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kanellis joined the College of Dentistry in 1994 following 13 years in private practice. Dr. Kanellis' teaching responsibilities include both didactic and clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral education.

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John C. Keller John C. Keller, M.S., Ph.D.
Graduate College Dean and Professor

Dr. Keller joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1988. He is a professor in the UI Institute for Dental Research and former director of the Implant Biomaterials Research Program. In 1998, he was appointed the associate dean of the University of Iowa Graduate College and he became dean and associate provost for graduate education in 2002.

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Steven M. Kelly Steven M. Kelly, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kelly received his D.D.S. from the UI College of Dentistry in 1988 and his M.S. in pediatric dentistry from Iowa in 1990. He was in private practice from 1990-2015 and has also served as an adjunct faculty at the College of Dentistry since 1991. He is currently a visiting assistant professor.

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Douglas E. Kendrick Douglas E. Kendrick, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Kendrick was the chief resident at the University of the Pacific/Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. He joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2015.

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Justine Kolker Justine L. Kolker, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Kolker joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2005 after completing a research fellowship at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in oral science at Iowa as an NIDCR Dentist-Scientist. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.

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Raymond A. Kuthy Raymond A. Kuthy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Kuthy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 1999 to 2006.

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Emily Lanzel Emily Lanzel, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

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Kecia S. Leary Kecia S. Leary, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kecia Leary joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015. 

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Steven M. Levy Steven M. Levy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Wright-Bush-Shreves Endowed Professor of Research, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Levy joined the College of Dentistry in 1984. He is professor and asssociate director of the graduate program in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.

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Terry Lindquist Terry Lindquist, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Lindquist joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1994. She is an associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.

 

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Peter S. Lund Peter S. Lund, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Lund served as a faculty member in the College of Dentistry's Department of Prosthodontics from 1987 to 1993; he rejoined the department in 2007. Dr. Lund practiced general dentistry from 1980 to 1987 while concurrently holding a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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Kari Maas Kari Maas, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinic Administration

Before joining the faculty at the College of Dentistry, Dr. Maas treated general dental patients at Lindale Dental Care, Cedar Rapids, from 2000-2015. She became a clinical assistant professor at the College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2015.

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Tad R. Mabry Tad R. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mabry's primary appointment is in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Cindy L. Marek Cindy L. Marek, Pharm. D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Marek joined the faculty of the College of Dentistry in 1996. She is currently clinical associate professor in the College of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine and also clinical associate professor in the UI College of Pharmacy's Division of Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy.

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Teresa A. Marshall Teresa A. Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Marshall joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

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Susan C. McKernan Susan C. McKernan, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Dr. McKernan completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in dental public health at The University of Iowa in 2009 and 2012. In 2012, she joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as an assistant professor.

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Carrie McKnight Carrie McKnight, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. McKnight served as a staff dentist at Broadlawns Hospital, Des Moines, from 1999-2001. She also was in private practice in Johnston, Iowa, from 2000-2001. From 2001-2005, she was clinical assistant professor and General Practice Residency director in the Hospital Dentistry division of UI Hospitals and Clinics.

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Michelle R. McQuistan Michelle R. McQuistan, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. McQuistan completed her D.D.S. at The University of Iowa in 2001. In 2002 she received her AEGD certificate from the University of Florida-Jacksonville Clinic. She returned to The University of Iowa where she completed her M.S. in dental public health in 2004.

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Patricia Meredith Patricia Meredith, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Meredith joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 1996 as director of Patient Admissions. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.

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Steven Miller Steven Miller, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

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Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research; Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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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.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development ; Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Michael D. Murrell Michael D. Murrell, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Murrell was in private practice from 1982-2014. He was also an adjunct faculty in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's Department of Family Dentistry from 2013-2014. Dr. Murrell is now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Dentistry.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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Arwa Owais Arwa Owais, B.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Owais joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2013 as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Immunology,Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research; Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development ; Public Health, Public Policy & Epidemiology

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Dr. Reed Parker Reed Parker, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Parker has practiced general dentistry in Iowa City, Iowa, since 1978. He was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Dentistry before joining the College of Dentistry full time.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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Natalia Restrepo-Kennedy Natalia Restrepo-Kennedy, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Restrepo-Kennedy joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2012 as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. In 2013 she became a clinical assistant professor.

 

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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Julie C. Reynolds Julie C. Reynolds, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Reynolds joined the College of Dentistry as a visiting assistant professor in August 2014.

Public Healt and Epidemiology

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Ali Salem Ali Salem, B.Sc., B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Colleges of Pharmacy & Dentistry (joint appointment)Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research
Galen B. Schneider Galen B. Schneider, D.D.S., Ph.D, FACP
Executive Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Schneider joined the UI College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as Department of Prosthodontics chair from 2006-2011. Dr. Schneider is currently executive association dean, dean for faculty, and a professor in the Department of Prosthodontics with a joint appointment in the UI Institute for Dental Research. In addition, he is a board-certified prosthodontist and is actively involved in patient care and teaching within the Department of Prosthodontics. His research focuses on bone cell biology as it relates to implant osseointegration and bone tissue engineering.

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Kyungsup Shin Kyungsup Shin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., D.M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Kyungsup Shin joined the Department of Orthodontics as an assistant professor in November 2015.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development ; Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Cathy Skotowski Mary Catherine Skotowski, R.D.H., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Ms. Skotowski is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Ms. Skotowski is the Preventive Dentistry program director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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Nancy Slach Nancy Slach, B.S., R.D.H.
Assistant in Instruction, Department of Periodontics

Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Dentistry in the fall of 1985, Ms. Slach had experience in private practice and public health dental hygiene as well as practicing at the University of Iowa in Hospital Dentistry.

Immunology,Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research

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Thomas E. Southard Thomas E. Southard, B.S., M.S., D.D.S.
Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics

1990-present, University of Iowa; 1988-1990, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee; 1984-1986, Naval Dental Research Institute, Great Lakes, Illinois; 1980-1984, Dental Officer, U.S. Navy Dental Corps, Guantanamo Bay, Cub

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research; Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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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.

Mucosa, Immunology & Oral Cancer; Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Sreedevi Srinivasan Sreedevi Srinivasan, B.D.S., Sc.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Srinivasan received her B.D.S. from Ragas Dental College and Hospital in 2004. In 2008, she received her Sc.D. from Boston University. She was a post- doctoral research fellow at Boston University from 2008-2009 and then completed a certificate in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopedics from Tufts University in 2012. She became an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics in 2013.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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Kyle M. Stein Kyle M. Stein, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Stein joined the College of Dentistry's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2013.

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research; Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development

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William J. Synan William J. Synan, B.S., D.D.S.
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Synan is currently the director of the pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Craniofacial, Oral Biology, Genetics and Dental Development ; Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Ghadeer N. Thalji Ghadeer N. Thalji, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Thalji joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2012. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and the director of the prosthodontic graduate program.

 

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Sherry Timmons Sherry Timmons, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Timmons became a faculty member in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine in 2002 following completion of a Ph.D. in oral science from Iowa in 2001 and a general practice residency in 2002.

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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Marcos Vargas Marcos Vargas, B.D.B., D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Vargas joined the College of Dentistry as an assistant professor in 1994. He is now a professor in the Department of Family Dentistry.

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials and Materials Research

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John Warren John J. Warren, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Warren joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a postdoctoral associate in 1991. He became an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Preventive & Community Dentistry in 1996. In 1999 he became full-time assistant professor in the department; he is now a professor. In 2010, Dr. Warren became director of the graduate program in dental public health.

Public Health, Public Policy & Epidemiology

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Karin Weber-Gasparoni Karin Weber-Gasparoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Director of the Infant Oral Health Program

Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is the director of the Infant Oral Health Program.

Public Health and Epidemiology

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Paula Weistroffer Paula Weistroffer, B.A., D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Weistroffer joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in July 2007 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics. While she was obtaining her MS in oral science and a certificate in periodontics, she was also a postdoctoral trainee (NRSA T32 grant) from July 2005-July 2007.

Immunology,Inflammation, Microbiology, Caries and Microbiome Research

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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.

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

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Anne E. Williamson Anne E. Williamson, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics
Program Director, Advanced Education in Endodontics

Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Williamson was in private practice in the Nebraska cities of Lincoln and Plattsmouth. She joined the Department of Endodontics as a clinical instructor in 2003.

Bioengineering, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, Biomaterials & Materials Research

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