Prosthodontists

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Missing teeth can impact a person’s self esteem and quality of life. Dental implant treatment can offer patients additional options for replacing a missing tooth. Patients can benefit from improved comfort and ease in chewing and speaking, as well as a beautiful smile.

A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in Prosthodontics, the specialty of implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Prosthodontists at the College of Dentistry have received additional training after dental school to learn how to manage complex dental treatment as it relates to restoring teeth, with crowns, bridges, dentures, removable partials, veneers and implants.


Maged Abdelaal
Maged Abdelaal, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Abdelaal was an assistant lecturer in the Department of Prosthodontics Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and a part-time private dentist in Cairo before becoming a prosthodontics resident at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He completed his certificate in prosthodontics in 2015 and his Masters in prosthodontics in 2016. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. 

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Zeina Al-Salihi
Zeina Al-Salihi, B.D.S., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Al-Salihi received her B.D.S. and M.Sc. in prosthodontics from the University of Baghdad (Iraq). In 2011, she received a certificate in prosthodontics from the University of Michigan. She was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry from 2013-2016. She joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics as an assistant professor in 2016.

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Omar Alburawi
Omar Alburawi, B.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Alburawi worked as a dentist in Tripoli, Libya from 2006-2009 before becoming a clinical assistant fellow in the comprehensive dentistry program at New York University's College of Dentistry. From 2015-2017, Dr. Alburawi was a teaching assistant in prosthodontics at NYU. He joined the Department of Prosthodontics at the UI College of Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in 2017.

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Piriya (Peter) Boonsiriphant
Piriya (Peter) Boonsiriphant, D.D.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Boonsiriphant joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Prosthodontics in 2015. 

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Carolina Garcia Martinez
Carolina Garcia Martinez, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Before coming to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry for additional postgraduate studies, Dr. Garcia Martinez was a part-time assistant professor at the Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia, as well as a private practitioner in Bogota.
Dr. Garcia Martinez is currently a visiting assistant professor in the UI Department of Prosthodontics. 

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Julie A. Holloway
Julie A. Holloway, D.D.S., M.S., FACP
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Holloway was a faculty member at Ohio State University College of Dentistry from 1993-2011. During this time, she was a faculty in the section of restorative dentistry and prosthodontics and director of the advanced prosthodontics graduate education program from 2009-2011. In 2011, Dr. Holloway joined the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. In 2012, she became head of the department.

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Tarek Kerdani
Tarek Kerdani, D.D.S., M.S.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinical Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. El Kerdani received his D.D.S. from Cairo University (Egypt). In 1994, he received a certificate in prosthodontics from Indiana University, followed by a Master's Degree in Dental Sciences in 1996. He was a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida from 2010-2017, and was promoted to the rank of full clinical professor in July 2017. Dr. Kerdani was the recipient of the first "Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award" in February 2017. He joined the UI College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics as a graduate program director in 2017.

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Terry Lindquist
Terry Lindquist, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Lindquist joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1994. She is an associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.

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Ahmed M. Mahrous
Ahmed M. Mahrous, B.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Mahrous received his M.S. in prosthodontics from the UI College of Dentistry in 2016. He became an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Iowa in 2016.

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Galen B. Schneider
Galen B. Schneider, D.D.S., Ph.D, FACP
Executive Associate Dean
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Schneider joined the UI College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as Department of Prosthodontics chair from 2006-2011. Dr. Schneider is currently executive association dean, dean for faculty, and a professor in the Department of Prosthodontics with a joint appointment in the UI Institute for Dental Research. In addition, he is a board-certified prosthodontist and is actively involved in patient care and teaching within the Department of Prosthodontics. His research focuses on bone cell biology as it relates to implant osseointegration and bone tissue engineering.

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Kevin C. Tseng
Kevin C. Tseng, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Tseng joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2017. He is an associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.

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Richard A. Williamson
Richard Williamson, B.S., D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professory, Department of Prosthodontics

Dr. Williamson was in private practice in College Station, Texas, before completing his MS and certificate in prosthodontics at the University of Nebraska. In 2001, he became an assistant professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics. In 2005, Dr. Williamson changed to the Department of Family Dentistry, where he remained until 2015 when he left the college for a year to work at the VA Medical Center. Since returning in 2016, he is now a clinical associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. 

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Kan Wongkamhaeng
Kan Wongkamhaeng, D.D.S., M.S.
Fellow Associate, Department of Prosthodontics

Prior to coming to the UI College of Dentistry, Dr. Wongkamhaeng was an assistant dean of student affairs at Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.

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