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The University of Iowa
College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
801 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Driving directions:

From the North (Cedar Rapids)

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  • Take I-380 south. At mile marker 0, I-380 south becomes Hwy 218 south.
  • Continue on Hwy 218 south 3 miles to Melrose Avenue (exit 93) and turn left.
  • Continue on Melrose Avenue 2.4 miles to Hawkins Drive and turn left.
  • Continue on Hawkins Drive .5 miles to Elliott Drive and turn right.
  • Turn right again at the College of Dentistry driveway, then turn left to enter the patient parking lot.

From the South (Burlington)

  • Take Hwy 218 north to Melrose Avenue (exit 93) and turn right.
  • Continue on Melrose Avenue 2.4 miles to Hawkins Drive and turn left.
  • Continue on Hawkins Drive .5 miles to Elliott Drive and turn right.
  • Turn right again at the College of Dentistry driveway, then turn left to enter the patient parking lot.

From the East (Quad Cities)

  • Take I-80 west to 1st Avenue (exit 242) and turn left.
  • Continue on 1st Avenue 1.2 miles to Hwy 6 / 2nd Street and turn left.
  • Continue on Hwy 6 / 2nd Street .4 miles to Hawkins Drive and turn right.
  • Continue on Hawkins Drive .4 miles to Elliott Drive and turn left.
  • Turn right at the College of Dentistry driveway, then turn left to enter the patient parking lot.

From the West (Des Moines)

  • Take I-80 east to 1st Avenue (exit 242) and turn right.
  • Continue on 1st Avenue 1.2 miles to Hwy 6 / 2nd Street and turn left.
  • Continue on Hwy 6 / 2nd Street .4 miles to 1st stoplight at Hawkins Drive and turn right.
  • Continue on Hawkins Drive .4 miles to Elliott Drive and turn left.
  • Turn right at the College of Dentistry driveway, then turn left to enter the patient parking lot.

Parking Information

Patients and visitors to the Dental Science Building may park in the visitor's parking lot located next to the Dental Science Building. An hourly rate is charged.

Public Transit

  • Cambus:

    These yellow buses serve the University and downtown areas of Iowa City. Both the "Red Route" and the "Blue Route" buses will stop at the Dental Science Building on Newton road. They are free of charge.

  • Coralville Transit:

    These blue buses serve the Coralville community. Every Coralville Transit bus will stop at the Dental Science Building on Newton Rd.

  • Iowa City Transit:

    These gray buses serve the Iowa City community. The "Westwinds", "Plaenview" and "Manville Heights" routes will stop at the Dental Science Building on Newton Rd.

Other Maps:

The College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics on Google Maps.