College of Dentistry

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UI College of Dentistry promotes geriatric dental care in the classroom and community

Mobile dental unit serves nursing homes while dental clinic nurse practitioner connects health care services
The UI College of Dentistry’s Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate Program trains dental students to attend to the unique needs of elderly patients. The college has also partnered with the College of Nursing to improve care for seniors by adding a social worker and nurse practitioner to its geriatric team.

Honors Dental associations honor Marshall, Straub-Morarend

Teresa Marshall and Cheryl Straub-Morarend, both of the UI College of Dentistry, were honored as evidence-based leaders by the American Dental Association and American Association for Dental Research.

Honors Dawson honored by American Statistical Association

Deborah Dawson, professor and director of biostatistics and research design at the UI College of Dentistry, has been awarded the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) 2016 Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) Best Presentation Award.

The Washington Post Baker shares expertise on toothpaste ingredients

Reality check: Tooth whiteners aren’t concentrated enough or in contact with the tooth surface long enough to be effective, says Karen A. Baker, an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City and an expert on toothpaste ingredients.

Grants Liu Hong receives $410,000 NIH grant

Liu Hong, associate professor at the UI College of Dentistry, received a two-year, $410,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Breaking through the shell

Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Insects are tough animals to study. One reason is their armor-like coating, called an exoskeleton, which protects their organs. Researchers have discovered a technique to open the exoskeleton in order to study living organs and cells.
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Two decades of volunteer dentistry

UI College of Dentistry provides on-site dental services to children of migrant farmworkers
For more than 20 years, the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry has partnered with the nonprofit organization Proteus Inc. to provide on-site dental services to the children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were invited to bring children ages 18 and younger for a free exam.