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Operative Dentistry Faculty

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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Deborah Cobb Deborah R. Cobb, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Deborah Cobb joined the College of Dentistry in 1986. She is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Operative Dentistry.


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Gerald Denehy Gerald E. Denehy, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Bob H. and Jerilee H. Williams Professor in Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Denehy joined the College of Dentistry in 1968. He is the Dr. Bob H. and Jerilee H. Williams Professor in Restorative Dentistry and a professor in the Department of Operative 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 University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2001 after completing postdoctoral work at the college. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.


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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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So Ran Kwon So Ran Kwon, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Before joining the UI College of Dentistry as an associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry in 2013, Dr. Kwon was an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry from 2011-2013.


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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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Fernando de Carvalho Oliveira Junior Fernando Oliveira , D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Oliveira received his DDS from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) in 1984. In 1986, he received his MS in operative dentistry from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in the Department of Operative Dentistry.


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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.
 


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Rodrigo Rocha Maia Rodrigo Rocha Maia, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Rocha Maia joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2012 as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. In 2013 he became an assistant professor.


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Erica Teixeira Erica C. Teixeira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Teixeira was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, San Antonio, TX. She joined the UI College of Dentistry in July 2014 as an associate professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry.


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