Preventive & Community Dentistry Faculty

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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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Hong Chen
Hong Chen, D.D.S., M.S., M.H.I.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Chen joined the College of Dentistry in 2016. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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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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Howard J. Cowen
Howard J. Cowen, D.D.S., M.S., DABSCD
Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Cowen joined the College of Dentistry in 1982. He is director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Dental Program and director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Postgraduate Certificate Program, as well as a clinical professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

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Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford
Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford, B.S., M.S., R.D.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Ms. Cunningham-Ford joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1979. She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

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Peter Damiano
Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Director, UI Public Policy Center

Dr. Damiano joined the College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and director, Health Policy Research, at the Public Policy Center.

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Jennifer Hartshorn
Jennifer Hartshorn, D.D.S., Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in July 2013 after completing her geriatric and special needs certificate at the UI College of Dentistry.

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Raymond A. Kuthy
Raymond A. Kuthy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Kuthy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 1999 to 2006.

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Steven M. Levy
Steven M. Levy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Wright-Bush-Shreves Endowed Professor of Research, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Levy joined the College of Dentistry in 1984. He is professor and asssociate director of the graduate program in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.

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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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Teresa A. Marshall
Teresa A. Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Director, Student Research Program
Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Professor of Teaching

Dr. Marshall joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.

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Susan C. McKernan
Susan C. McKernan, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Dr. McKernan completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in dental public health at The University of Iowa in 2009 and 2012. In 2012, she joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as an assistant professor.

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Michelle R. McQuistan
Michelle R. McQuistan, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. McQuistan completed her D.D.S. at The University of Iowa in 2001. In 2002 she received her AEGD certificate from the University of Florida-Jacksonville Clinic. She returned to The University of Iowa where she completed her M.S. in dental public health in 2004.

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Cindy O'Toole
Cindy O'Toole, B.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor

   

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Julie C. Reynolds
Julie C. Reynolds, D.D.S., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Reynolds joined the College of Dentistry as a visiting assistant professor in August 2014, and as of November 2017 she is now an assistant professor. 

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John Warren
John J. Warren, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Warren joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a postdoctoral associate in 1991. He became an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Preventive & Community Dentistry in 1996. In 1999 he became full-time assistant professor in the department; he is now a professor. In 2010, Dr. Warren became director of the graduate program in dental public health.

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Xian Jin Xie
Xian Jin Xie, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Professor, Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research & Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Professor, College of Public Health Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Xie joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2017. Before coming to Iowa, Dr. Xie was a faculty member (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, 2005-2017) and Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource (2008-2017) in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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