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Pediatric Dentists

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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child have an oral exam within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, but no later than 1 year of age. While this may seem young to some parents, many children already have dental decay by the age of three.

Pediatric Dentists at the College of Dentistry provide dental care, with an emphasis on dental health, for infants and children up to the age of 15 – 17 years, including children with special needs. These specialty dentists, previously known as pedodontists, have advanced training and try to assure each child the opportunity for a lifetime free of preventable oral disease.


Richard M. Burke, Jr. Richard M. Burke, Jr., D.M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Burke is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, director of the Muscatine Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and director of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Hospital Dentistry.

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Matthew Geneser Matt Geneser, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

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

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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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 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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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.

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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.

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