CCRP Faculty

Brad A. Amendt
Brad A. Amendt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center
Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Brad Amendt is associate dean for research and a professor in the Department of Orthodontics.

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Gustavo Avila-Ortiz
Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics

From 2009-2011, Dr. Avila-Ortiz was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011 as an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics and is director of the periodontics graduate program. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Periodontics in 2017.

gustavo-avila@uiowa.edu
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Veeratrishul Allareddy
Veeratrishul Allareddy, B.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Allareddy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in 2008 after completing his residency. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.

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Kim A. Brogden
Kim A. Brogden, Ph.D.
Director, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research

Dr. Brogden joined the College of Dentistry in 2004. He is director of the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and a professor in the Department of Periodontics. 

kim-brogden@uiowa.edu
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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.

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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.

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Christopher Barwacz
Christopher Barwacz, D.D.S
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Dentistry

Dr. Barwacz joined the Craniofacial Clinical Research Program in 2008, where he provides the latest in dental care to research participants as well as private patients.

chris-barwacz@uiowa.edu
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Satheesh Elangovan
Satheesh Elangovan, B.D.S., DSc, DMSc
Professor, Department of Periodontics

Dr. Elangovan joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Periodontics in 2011 after completing his doctor of medical science at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute, both in Boston.
Dr. Elangovan holds secondary appointments at the College of Engineering and at the College of Pharmacy.

satheesh-elangovan@uiowa.edu
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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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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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Emily Lanzel
Emily Lanzel, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

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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.

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Lina Moreno-Uribe
Lina Moreno-Uribe, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics

Dr. Lina Moreno-Uribe joined the College of Dentistry in 2008 as an assistant professor in both the Department of Orthodontics and the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research. She is currently an associate professor.

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Saulo Sousa Melo
Saulo Sousa Melo, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine

Dr. Saulo Sousa Melo joined the UI College of Dentistry in 2016 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.

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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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Fabricio B. Teixeira
Fabricio B. Teixeira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Endodontics

Before coming to Iowa in 2014, Dr. Teixeira was a faculty member in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - School of Dentistry and was also the director of the Advanced Education in Endodontics program.

fabricio-teixeira@uiowa.edu
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Cristina de Mattos Pimenta Vidal
Cristina de Mattos Pimenta Vidal, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry

Dr. Vidal joined the UI College of Dentistry, Department of Operative Dentistry, in 2016.

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CCRP Staff

Jennifer Bowman-Reif Jennifer Bowman-Reif, B.A., M.S.
Clinic Coordinator
jennifer-bowman-reif@uiowa.edu
Karen Kluesner Karen Kluesner, R.N.
Clinical Trials Research Associate
karen-kluesner@uiowa.edu
Amber Marolf Amber Marolf, B.A.
Clinical Trials Research Associate
amber-marolf@uiowa.edu
Katie Mims Katie Mims, RDA, EFDA Levels 1 & 2
Dental Assistant
katie-mims@uiowa.edu
Jenni Peak Jenni Peak, A.A.
Department Secretary
jennifer-peak@uiowa.edu
Lynn Schaul Lynn Schaul, B.A.
Administrative Services Coordinator
lynn-schaul@uiowa.edu