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Department News & Events


February 15, 2018

Congratulations to award winners from the local AADR research day held on February 13th and their mentors:

Max Smith Competition – Postdoctoral

Third Place: Tamer Theodory (mentor – Justine Kolker)

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Competition – Predoctoral

Fifth Place: Katelyn Stine (mentor – Cristina Vidal)

Fourth Place: Bryer Fritsch (mentor – Justine Kolker)

ADA Table Clinics Competition – Postdoctoral

Second Place: Maram Jaradat (mentors – Arwa Owais, Sandra Guzman-Armstrong, Justine Kolker)

Operative Dentistry Postdoctoral Award

Winner – Thomas Grubbs (mentor – Erica Teixeira)


February 11, 2018

Cross country skiing at McBride Nature Recreation

operative ski 2018 

Drs. Guzman and Cobb organized a cross country skiing advendure at McBride Nature Recreation Area in North Liberty with faculty, Operative residents and families.


February 2, 2018

Dr. Justine Kolker is presenting one of the long distance courses in April 20th.

ce course 


January 26, 2018

Dr. Patricia Patricia Meredith was accepted as 2018-2019 ADEA Leadership Institute Fellow.

Dr. Meredith

January 20, 2018

Dr. Robert Margeas has received the Charlie English Community for Education Award at the 25th Annual Seattle Study Club Symposium at Palm Springs, CA. 

robert margeas award

The Charlie English Community for Education Award is given in recognition of one of the most dedicated educators and teachers that dentistry has ever had, the Charlie English Community Education Award represents the ideals of the man for whom it is named.  Recipients of this award are at the top of their profession, lauded for their knowledge and skill; and yet are always more concerned with teaching and learning than they are with accolades and recognition.


January 9, 2018

Dr. Rodrigo Maia has received a grant from Tokuyama 

Dr. Maia

January 9, 2018

Dr. Cristina Vidal has received a grant from Tokuyama 

Dr. Vidal

January 9, 2018

Dr. Cristina Vidal has received one grant from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Dr. Vidal

January 6, 2018 

Winter Holiday Gathering

operative winter gathering 2018

Dr. Armstrong hosted the annual Departmental Winter Party at his home. After a delicious dinner, the traditional gift exchange was done. THANKS everybody for coming!