Oral Surgery Faculty

oral maxillofacial surgery faculty

Kirk L. Fridrich
Kirk L. Fridrich, B.S., D.D.S., M.S
Professor and Head, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

After receiving his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska, Dr. Fridrich completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He then came to Iowa for his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency and received his certificate and M.S. degree in 1987.

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Richard G. Burton
Richard G. Burton, B.A., D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Burton joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1997. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Aaron Figueroa
Aaron Figueroa, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Figueroa joined the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2017 as a visiting assistant professor.

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Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Fletcher joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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David G. Gratton
David G. Gratton, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Hospital Dentistry Institute/Prosthodontics

Dr. Gratton joined The University of Iowa Department of Prosthodontics in 2002. In 2015, he joined the faculty at Hospital Dentistry and is also now an associate professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Before coming to Iowa, he was an assistant professor, prosthodontics, at The University of Western Ontario's School of Dentistry. He was also a dental staff member of the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, in the Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Dentistry.

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Ryan W. Hill
Ryan W. Hill, D.D.S., General Practice Residency Certificate
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Hill received his D.D.S. from the College of Dentistry in 2010 and completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Hill worked as a general dentist in Oregon treating underserved populations and then accepted the position of assistant professor and program director of the general practice residency in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in July 2012.

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Timothy J. Holton
Timothy J. Holton, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Holton received his D.D.S. from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986. In 1992, he received his M.S. and certificate in oral & maxillofacial surgery from Iowa. 

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John C. Keller
John C. Keller, M.S., Ph.D.
Graduate College Dean and Professor

Dr. Keller joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1988. He is a professor in the UI Institute for Dental Research and former director of the Implant Biomaterials Research Program. In 1998, he was appointed the associate dean of the University of Iowa Graduate College and he became dean and associate provost for graduate education in 2002.

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Douglas E. Kendrick
Douglas E. Kendrick, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Kendrick was the chief resident at the University of the Pacific/Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. He joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2015.

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Teresa Morgan
Teresa Morgan, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Teresa Morgan joined the UI Hospitals and Clinics Hospital Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2001. She is an assistant professor.

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Kyle M. Stein
Kyle M. Stein, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Stein joined the College of Dentistry's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2013.

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William J. Synan
William J. Synan, B.S., D.D.S.
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Synan is currently the director of the pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

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