SPEAKERS

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

Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Dr Richard BurtonExpertise: 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, and vice chair, Hospital Dentistry.

Aaron Figueroa, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Dr Aaron FigueroaExpertise:
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
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2020
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 intemporomandibular 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, IllinoisDr-Alex-Figueroa.jpgExpertise: 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
Dr.-Alvaro-Figueroa.jpgExpertise: 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.

Steven L. Fletcher, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Dr Steven FletcherExpertise:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Education: D.D.S., The University of Iowa 2006
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2010
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Dr. Fletcher joined The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry faculty in 2010. He is a clinical associate professor, and the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program director.

Kirk L. Fridrich, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.S.

Professor and Head, Hospital Dentistry Institute and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Dr Kirk FridrichExpertise:
Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
Education: DDS, University of Nebraska, 1983
General Practice Residency, VA Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, 1984
MS, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa, 1987
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2016
Following a private practice experience in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Fridrich joined the College of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgey as an assistant professor in 1988. He became the graduate program director for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery progam in 1993. Dr. Fricrich was appointed professor and head of the Department of Hospital Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000.

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

Associate Professor, Division Director of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Hospital Dentistry Institute, The University of Iowa
Dr David GrattonExpertise: 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.

Doug Kendrick, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa
Dr Doug KendrickExpertise: 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. He is a clinical assistant professor, and is an instructor in anesthesia and pain control for both dental students, graduate level students.

Nathaniel Lawson, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Division of Biomaterials, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry 
Dr Nathaniel Lawson.jpgExpertise: Biomaterials
Education: D.M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, 2011
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
Dr. Lawson is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He has served as an investigator on over 50 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association.  He has served on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.

Brent Ludens, D.D.S.

Dr Brent Ludens
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.

Vail-Iowa Course Director
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Iowa

Teresa MorganExpertise: 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
Dr Kyle SteinExpertise: 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.