Our Mission

  • To teach the predoctoral student the basic principles, concepts and practices of prosthodontics required for diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • To train specialists in prosthodontics, who are skilled clinicians with a strong research background.
  • Continued advancement of knowledge in prosthodontics through basic and clinical research, and incorporation of cutting edge technology into our patient treatment and curriculum. 
  • To provide high quality patient service through our faculty private practice, our postdoctoral student program and our predoctoral student program.  (See our stories about veterans receiving free dentures: New Smiles for Five Veterans - 2016New Smiles for Five Veterans - 2017, and New Smiles for Six Veterans - 2018.)
  • To provide continuing education and expertise in prosthodontics to the dentists of Iowa as well as the national and international community.