College of Dentistry

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.
young child having dental exam

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.
A new alternative to filling cavities

The New York Times Cavity-fighting liquid lets kids avoid dentists' drill

Arwa Owais, associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the UI College of Dentistry, talks about a liquid called silver diamine fluoride (SDF), which is an alternative to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. SDF can be brushed on cavities to stop decay painlessly.

Honors Austin receives 2016 AADR Student Research Fellowship

Taylor Austin is a recipient of the 2016 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship. The fellowship consists of a flat $2,100 stipend and $600 for travel expenses. She will also receive a $2,900 supplement from the UI Dental Student Research Program.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry Commencement - June 3, 2016

Video: College of Dentistry commencement ceremony

A video recording of the spring 2016 UI College of Dentistry commencement ceremony is now available for viewing. The event was held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 3.