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Preventive & Community Dentistry Faculty

  • Dan Caplan
    Dan Caplan, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Department Head, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Caplan is professor and head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Before joining the UI College of Dentistry in 2007, he was a faculty member in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-2007.

  • Hong Chen
    Hong Chen, D.D.S., M.S., M.H.I.
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Chen joined the College of Dentistry in 2016. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

  • Xi Chen
    Xi Chen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Before coming to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dr. Chen was an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

  • Howard J. Cowen
    Howard J. Cowen, D.D.S., M.S., DABSCD
    Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Cowen joined the College of Dentistry in 1982. He is director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Dental Program and director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Postgraduate Certificate Program, as well as a clinical professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

  • Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford
    Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford, B.S., M.S., R.D.H.
    Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Ms. Cunningham-Ford joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1979. She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

  • Peter Damiano
    Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H.
    Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
    Director, UI Public Policy Center

    Dr. Damiano joined the College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and director, Health Policy Research, at the Public Policy Center.

  • Jennifer Hartshorn
    Jennifer Hartshorn, D.D.S., Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in July 2013 after completing her geriatric and special needs certificate at the UI College of Dentistry.

  • Raymond A. Kuthy
    Raymond A. Kuthy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
    Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Kuthy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 1999 to 2006.

  • Steven M. Levy
    Steven M. Levy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
    Wright-Bush-Shreves Endowed Professor of Research, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Levy joined the College of Dentistry in 1984. He is professor and asssociate director of the graduate program in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.

  • Leonardo Marchini
    Leonardo Marchini, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Marchini joined the College of Dentistry in 2013. Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Marchini taught as an assistant professor at the University of Vale de Paraiba, the University of Taubate, and the State University of Sao Paulo, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Teresa A. Marshall
    Teresa A. Marshall, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
    Director of Experiential Learning

    Dr. Marshall joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

  • Susan C. McKernan
    Susan C. McKernan, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

    Dr. McKernan completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in dental public health at The University of Iowa in 2009 and 2012. In 2012, she joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as an assistant professor.

  • Michelle R. McQuistan
    Michelle R. McQuistan, D.D.S., M.S.
    Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. McQuistan completed her D.D.S. at The University of Iowa in 2001. In 2002 she received her AEGD certificate from the University of Florida-Jacksonville Clinic. She returned to The University of Iowa where she completed her M.S. in dental public health in 2004.

  • Cindy O'Toole
    Cindy O'Toole, B.S.
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Julie C. Reynolds
    Julie C. Reynolds, D.D.S., M.S.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Reynolds joined the College of Dentistry as a visiting assistant professor in August 2014, and as of November 2017 she is now an assistant professor. 

  • John Warren
    John J. Warren, D.D.S., M.S.
    Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

    Dr. Warren joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a postdoctoral associate in 1991. He became an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Preventive & Community Dentistry in 1996. In 1999 he became full-time assistant professor in the department; he is now a professor. In 2010, Dr. Warren became director of the graduate program in dental public health.

  • Xian Jin Xie
    Xian Jin Xie, Ph.D.
    Professor and Director, Division of Biostatistics and Research Design
    Professor, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research & Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
    Professor, College of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

    Dr. Xie joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2017. Before coming to Iowa, Dr. Xie was a faculty member (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, 2005-2017) and Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource (2008-2017) in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.