Pediatric Dentistry Faculty

faculty/staff list

Karin Weber-Gasparoni
Karin Weber-Gasparoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Director of the Infant Oral Health Program

Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is the director of the Infant Oral Health Program.

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David C. Johnsen
David C. Johnsen, D.D.S., M.S.
Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. David C. Johnsen has been the dean of the UI College of Dentistry since 1995. Dr. Johnsen taught predoctoral pediatric dentistry at West Virginia University & Case Western Reserve University and was department chair and director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at Case Western Reserve University (1990-1995).

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Jeffrey A. Banas
Jeffrey A. Banas, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Banas is a professor in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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Matthew K. Geneser
Matthew K. Geneser, D.D.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Geneser is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and the D3 Clerkship Director.

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Pollyanne Iben
Pollyanne Iben, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Assistant Clinical Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Iben opened her Pediatric Dentistry private practice in 1999 in Coralville, IA. She was an Adjunct Faculty Professor in the Pediatric Dentistry Department from 2000-2018. She sold her practice and joined the UI College of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2020.

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Michael J. Kanellis
Michael J. Kanellis, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Patient Care
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kanellis joined the College of Dentistry in 1994 following 13 years in private practice. Dr. Kanellis' teaching responsibilities include both didactic and clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral education.

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Steven M. Kelly
Steven M. Kelly, D.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kelly received his D.D.S. from the UI College of Dentistry in 1988 and his M.S. in pediatric dentistry from Iowa in 1990. He was in private practice from 1990-2015 and has also served as an adjunct faculty at the College of Dentistry since 1991. He is currently a visiting assistant professor.

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Kecia S. Leary
Kecia S. Leary, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Graduate Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kecia Leary joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015, and is the Graduate Program Director for her department.

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Amy Lesch
Amy Lesch, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Assistant Graduate Program Director, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lesch joined the College of Dentistry as a faculty member in 2018.

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Tad R. Mabry
Tad R. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mabry's primary appointment is in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and he serves as the department's Associate Graduate Program Director.

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Johnmarshall Reeve
Johnmarshall Reeve, Ph.D., M.A.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

In 2019, Dr. Johnmarshall Reeve became a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education in Australia. Before joining the IPPE, he was a professor at Korea University for 10 years, at the University of Iowa for 10 years, and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 10 years.

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Cathy Skotowski
Mary Catherine Skotowski, R.D.H., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Ms. Skotowski is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Ms. Skotowski is the Preventive Dentistry program director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

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