Department News & Events
August 18, 2014
2014 All College Conference
Dr. Steve Armstrong, Ms. Cindy Wiedenhoff and Ms. Valerie Vevera - Department of Operative Dentistry, were honored for their 15 years and 25 years of service to the College of Dentistry during the 2014 All-College Conference.
August 16, 2014
BISCO Key opinion symposium
Drs. Steve Armstrong, Bob Margeas and Marcos Vargas attended a key opinion leader symposium at Bisco on August 15-16, 2014.
August 4, 2014
Dr. Justine Kolker gave birth to twins (girl and boy) on 8-1-2014
Jeanette “Nettie” Lane Kolker was born at 11:13PM and Jamisen Nile Kolker followed closely at 11:15PM
June 28, 2014
IADR 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa (June 25-28, 2014)
Dr. Steve Armstrong during his poster presentation: 36 Month Clinical Evaluation of One-step Self-etching Adhesive in NCCLs
Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong during her poster presentation: Eight-Year Report of Stepwise-Excavation Outcomes in a US Academic Setting
June 24, 2014
Dr. Satish Khera's potluck retirement
June 12, 2014
2014 Staff retirement and dinner at IMU
Dr. Steve Armstrong, Linda Mitchell and Jerry attended the 2014 Staff retirement and dinner held at the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU). Linda retired on October 2013 after working for 26 years in the College of Dentistry (last 4 years in Operative Dentistry).
June 04, 2014
Light Curing in Dentistry meeting
Dr. Richard Price organized a symposium at Dalhousie University, Halifax - Canada (May 28th - 30th 2014) aimed at discussing light curing and to develop strategies to educate other practitioners about the proper use of curing lights. The main topics presented included how manufacturers can improve the design of curing lights, the potential negative impacts of using cheaper, unbranded curing lights that are available online, and strategies to better inform dentists on the proper use of curing lights.
Dr. Steve Armstrong during his presentation - “Teaching light curing to students and dentists - Experiences from the University of Iowa “ created by him and Dr. Marcos Vargas (FAMD).
May 23, 2014
2014-15 Dental Student Research Program Awards
03 Operative Dentistry's faculties are mentoring 05 dental students that were awarded as part of the Iowa Dental Student Research Program (see list above). The program provides several sources of research and opportunities for students. A student research awarded will learn about a specific research area and gain experience in working with a laboratory team, a dentist scientist, and a faculty mentor who has achieved recognition as a contributing member of the scientific community. Awardees are encouraged to present their research at the annual meeting of the Iowa Section of the AADR, the annual AADR/IADR meetings, or other specialty meetings.
May 15, 2014
Operative Dentistry faculty retreat
Our Departmental faculty retreat was held May 14-15th in Galena, IL. It’s a great opportunity for our faculty to get together, plan for the upcoming year and enjoy some social time together.
May 2, 2014
Iowa Dental Association 2014
Paula Ortega received the IDA table clinic 1st place for Graduate Student and Honor Clinician Award 2015.
Title: "Stepwise Excavation Caries Removal Procedure in a US Dental School"
Mentors: Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong and Dr. Deb Cobb
April 24, 2014
Operative Dentistry Spring Banquet
The Operative Dentistry annual Spring Banquet was held on April 24rd at the Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Staff and faculty were recognized for service to the department. Operative residents were introduced and several awards from Operative Dentistry were given to pre-doctoral students for outstanding achievement and character.
April 10, 2014
The College of Dentistry was pleased to provide a simulation experience for 12 middle school students from Columbus Junction, Iowa.The students are participants in a career education pipeline program for the health sciences, entitled Project HOPE.
April 1, 2014
Dr. Alex Cavalheiro (Alumni - Operative Dentistry), Paula and sister Francisca welcome baby brother Vasco, born on April 1st
March 19-22, 2014
3rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Mohammad AlRefeai, Lamya Alghaith and Rawa Alammari all third year resident in the Department of Operative Dentistry, presented their posters at the poster session.
March 15-18, 2014
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Meeting,San Antonio- TX
Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong presented at the Cariology and Operative Section a conference about Science of Learning in Clinical Decision Making for Cariology and Restorative. Also,Dr. Steve Armstrong completes the ADEA Leadership Institute Program.
Dr. Steven Armstrong (center) with Dr. Rick Valachovic (left), president and CEO of ADEA, and Dr. Stephen Young, chair of the ADEA Board of Di- rectors, during the commencement dinner, which was held before the ADEA meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Pamela Zarkowski(at the podium), provost of the University of Detroit, was Steve’s group mentor.
Cariology and Operative & Biomaterials Section Officers and all the presenters at the social dinner at the River Walk in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong and Dr. Steve Armstrong (Operative Dentistry UIOWA), Dr. Marcela Hernadez (Family Dentistry UIOWA), Juliana da Costa (OHSU), Dr. Tracy De Peralta (U of Michigan), Dr. Margherita Fontana (U of Michigan ) and Dr. Andre Ritter (U of North Carolina).
February 21, 2014
43rd annual meeting of the Academy of Operative Dentistry 2014 in Chicago (February 19 through Friday - February 21).
Two third year graduate students (Drs. Lamya Alghaith, Mohammad Alrefeai) were selected to present table clinics at the AOD Meeting. Their presentations were outstanding and well received by attendees. Each of the graduate students was mentored by faculty in the Department. This collaborative effort characterizes the spirit and team work of the Operative Department. Also, several members (faculty and staff) attended the meeting and some of them went to the Midwinter 2014.
February 19, 2014
Dr. Justine Kolker was elected as the new president of American Board of Operative Dentistry.
February 11, 2014
61st Annual Meeting of the Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
Thomas Crary (D2) talks with onlookers about his research. Thomas won the second place award in the Procter and Gamble Predoctoral Competition. His co-authors include Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry and Thomas’s mentor; Dr. Fang Qian, Biostatistics Unit; Dr. Rodrigo Maia, Operative Dentistry; and Dr. Saulo Geraldeli.
Dr. Carolina Garcia, graduate fellow, Operative Dentistry, talks with Cory Hatch (D2) and Pat Brambert (D1) about her research. Her co-author is Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong, Opera- tive Dentistry, who is also Carolina’s mentor.
Dr. Lamya Alghaith, graduate fellow, Operative Dentistry, Dr. Clark Stanford, associate dean for research and Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry. Lamya won the Dental Specialty Award (Operative Dentistry) for her research, "Ceramic Thickness and Translucency Effect on Polymerization of Resin Cement." Co-authors include Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry and Lamya's mentor; E. Glenn; Dr. J. Jessop; Dr. Fang Qian, Biostatistics Unit; Doug Aunan, Family Dentistry; and Drs. Rodrigo Maia and Gerald Denehy, Operative Dentistry.
January 30, 2014
Welcome OPRM and Admissions
Operative / OPRM / Admissions potluck lunch
January 13, 2014
The College of Dentistry had 130 tags on the tree and we received well over 130 toys for children ages 0-16. The Salvation Army was pleased to see all the donations that came from the College of Dentistry. The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) thanks you all for all your generosity!