SPEAKERS

Karen A. Baker, B.S., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, The University of Iowa

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    Expertise: Pharmacology
    Education: B.S. Pharmacy, The University of Iowa, 1979
    M.S., Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, The University of Iowa, 1981

Ms. Baker joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1981. She has been director of the Dental Pharmacy since 1991, is an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, and  is also an associate professor in The University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, Division of  Pharmacy Practice. She directs the operation of the in-house pharmacy and drug information center which serves all College of Dentistry faculty, staff, students and patients on a daily basis. Ms. Baker teaches both pre-doctoral and graduate level courses in dental therapeutics and evaluation of dental home care products. She also provides dental clinical clerkship instruction to 6th year PharmD students. Ms. Baker lectures frequently at major universities as well as national dental meetings. Her research interests include evaluation of new dental antibiotics and analgesics and treatment of head and neck pain and mucositis.

Richard G. Burton, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa

   
  Expertise:
Dentoalveolar surgery, including extraction of teeth and wisdom teeth; dental implants; orthognathic 
  surgery; pediatric cleft surgery; pathology and reconstruction; facial trauma
  Education: DDS, The Ohio State University, 1977
  MS and Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa, 1985  
  Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
  Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2016

Dr. Burton joined the College of Dentistry in 1997. He is clinical professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vice chair, Hospital Dentistry.

Aaron Figueroa, D.D.S.

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa

       
 
  Expertise:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  Education: DDS, The University of Iowa, 2012
  Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa, 2016
  Fellowship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 2016-2017

 After completing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Iowa, Dr. Figueroa pursued additional training as a fellow at the Oral Facial Surgery Institute at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  There he received extensive surgical training in temporomandibular joint surgery, facial trauma surgery, pathology and reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgery.  He joined the faculty at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2017. Dr. Figueroa is actively involved in the post-graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident training program. He also provides didactic lectures to the pre-doctoral students.
 

Alex Figueroa, D.M.D.

Adjunct Attending, Department of Plastic Surgery & Rush Craniofacial Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

  Expertise: Orthodontics, Craniofacial-Orthodontics, TMJ Disorders
  Education: DMD, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 2008
  Certificate, Orthodontics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, 2011
  Certificate, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eastman Institute for        Oral Health, 2009
  Diplomate, American Association of Orthodontists 
  Diplomate, American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association
Dr. Figueroa is a private practice orthodontist along with his father, Dr. Alvaro Figueroa, in Naperville, Illinois. He is also actively involved in the care of patients with craniofacial anomalies with the Rush University Medical Center Craniofacial team.  In addition to his orthodontic practice, he is actively involved in orthodontic and craniofacial research.
 

Alvaro A. Figueroa, D.D.S., M.S.

Co-Director, Rush Craniofacial Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1999-present

  Expertise: Orthodontics, Craniofacial Orthodontics
  Education: DDS, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1975
  Fellow, National Institute of Dental Research, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 1976-1978
  Certificate, Orthodontics, Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester College of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New          York, 1980
  Craniofacial Orthodontic Fellow, Craniofacial Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1980-1982
  Certificate, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
                              MS, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986
Dr. Figueroa’s clinical and research interests are in craniofacial anomalies, with emphasis in orthodontic and surgical management, treatment results and craniofacial growth and development.
 

David G. Gratton, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Professor, Division Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
David Gratton

         

Expertise: Prosthodontics
Education: DDS, University of Michigan, 1994
Certificate, Prosthodontics, The University of Iowa, 1996
MS , Prosthodontics, The University of Iowa, 1997

Dr. Gratton joined the Department of Prosthodontics in 2002. In 2015, he joined Hospital Dentistry and is also now an associate professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Before coming to the University of Iowa, he was an assistant professor in prosthodontics at the University of Western Ontario's School of Dentistry. He was also a dental staff member of the London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, in the Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Dentistry.
 

Ryan W. Hill, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa

Ryan W. Hill 
  

  Expertise: General Dentistry
  Education:  D.D.S., The University of Iowa
  Certificate, General Practice Residency, The University of Iowa

Dr. Hill received his D.D.S. from the College of Dentistry in 2010 and completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He worked as a general dentist in Oregon treating underserved populations and then accepted the position of assistant professor and program director of the general practice residency in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in July 2012. Dr. Hill supervises general practice residents in the clinic and operating room setting. He also provides comprehensive dental care in a private practice setting.
 

Douglas Kendrick, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa

 
 
  Expertise:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  Education: DDS, The University of Iowa, 2010
  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship, The University of Iowa, 2011
  Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of the Pacific/Highland Hospital, Oakland, California, 2015

Dr. Kendrick joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2015.
 

Brent Ludens, D.D.S.

 
   

   Expertise: Prosthodontics
   Education: DDS Nebraska Medical College of Dentistry, 1990
   Certificate in Prosthodontics, The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, 1992

Dr. Ludens maintains a full time practice limited to prosthodontics, emphasizing cosmetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  He utilizes all techniques of cosmetic, prosthetic, and implant dentistry for the esthetic oral rehabilitation of his patients.
 

Teresa Morgan, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Teresa Morgan

 

Expertise: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Education: DDS, University of Iowa, 1997
MS and Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa, 2001
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2003

Dr. Morgan joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2001. She practices a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery, treatment of pathology and reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, nerve repair, and facial trauma. Dr. Morgan practices at Hawkeye Oral Surgery and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
 

Kyle M. Stein, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Kyle Stein

Expertise: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Education:  D.D.S. The University of Iowa, 2009
Certificate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2013
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2015
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2016
 

Dr. Stein joined the College of Dentistry in 2013. Dr. Stein practices a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including outpatient sedation/general anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implant surgery, hard and soft tissue grafting, orthognathic surgery, pathology, reconstruction, oral and maxillofacial trauma, management of odontogenic infections, and microsurgical nerve repair. He practices at the College of Dentistry, Hawkeye Oral Surgery, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.