Congratulations to our D4s!

Class of 2020

Messages to the Class of 2020

Rachael KowbelRachael Kowbel, Student Affairs

D4s! You will always have a place & a home with us at Iowa! I believe in you. I'm cheering for you. And I know great things are ahead! Please, stop by & visit soon! I'm missing you already! 






Satheesh ElangovanSatheesh Elangovan, Department of Periodontics

Congratulations to you all !! It was a pleasure interacting with your class. I am confident that you are all going to do great in the near future. Always strive to provide compassionate and excellent care to your patients. All the very best. 






Janine Minter, VA Dental

Way to go Grads! Best of luck to all of you! 

Todd WalkerTodd Walker, Alumnus

These are the best of times these are the worst of times... your choices now lay the foundation for an outstanding career helping others in a way they are unable to help themselves. The return on your investment in yourself is determined by your focus and dedication to serving others. Take excellent care of your patients and they will be there thru good times and bad. Dentistry will adapt to these changing times and we must roll with it. Keep a positive outlook and you future is wide open. I wish you all the best.






Leo Marchini, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Kathryn Kell, Alumna


Alicia Risner-Bauman, Alumna

Well done everyone! Be confident in your abilities and committed to treating individuals of all ages and ability levels. 

Barb Colbert, Dental Admissions

Barb ColbertI wish you all the best wherever your future takes you! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU EARNED THIS!!!!!








Sherry Timmons, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dean Sherry Timmons Dear Dental Class 2020-
   You have had many moments of celebration and milestones as well as challenges that have required you to dig deep for courage and strength for self and each other. Know that all of these events have shaped and defined you. Although you are embarking on new paths & adventures please remember that you continue to carry your friends and our collegiate family with on your life’s journey.
   Congratulations and keep in touch! 





Michael Tilley, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research

Congratulations, class of 2020! One of my favorite memories is of your class teaching Dean Johnsen to floss.