Department News & Events
April 10, 2014
The College of Dentistry was pleased to provide a simulation experience for 12 middle school students from Columbus Junction, Iowa.The students are participants in a career education pipeline program for the health sciences, entitled Project HOPE.
April 1, 2014
Dr. Alex Cavalheiro (Alumni - Operative Dentistry), Paula and sister Francisca welcome baby brother Vasco, born on April 1st
March 19-22, 2014
43 Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Mohammad AlRefeai, Lamya Alghaith and Rawa Alammari all third year resident in the Department of Operative Dentistry, presented their posters at the poster session.
March 15-18, 2014
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Meeting , San Antonio- TX
Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong presented at the Cariology and Operative Section a conference about Science of Learning in Clinical Decision Making for Cariology and Restorative. Also,Dr. Steve Armstrong completes the ADEA Leadership Institute Program.
Dr. Steven Armstrong (center) with Dr. Rick Valachovic (left), president and CEO of ADEA, and Dr. Stephen Young, chair of the ADEA Board of Di- rectors, during the commencement dinner, which was held before the ADEA meeting in San Antonio. Dr. Pamela Zarkowski (at the podium), provost of the University of Detroit, was Steve’s group mentor.
Cariology and Operative & Biomaterials Section Officers and all the presenters at the social dinner at the River Walk in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong and Dr. Steve Armstrong (Operative Dentistry UIOWA), Dr. Marcela Hernadez (Family Dentistry UIOWA), Juliana da Costa (OHSU), Dr. Tracy De Peralta (U of Michigan), Dr. Margherita Fontana (U of Michigan ) and Dr. Andre Ritter (U of North Carolina).
February 21, 2014
43rd annual meeting of the Academy of Operative Dentistry 2014 in Chicago (February 19 through Friday - February 21).
Two third year graduate students (Drs. Lamya Alghaith, Mohammad Alrefeai) were selected to present table clinics at the AOD Meeting. Their presentations were outstanding and well received by attendees. Each of the graduate students was mentored by faculty in the Department. This collaborative effort characterizes the spirit and team work of the Operative Department. Also, several members (faculty and staff) attended the meeting and some of them went to the Midwinter 2014.
February 19, 2014
Dr. Justine Kolker was elected as the new president of American Board of Operative Dentistry.
February 11, 2014
61st Annual Meeting of the Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR)
Thomas Crary (D2) talks with onlookers about his research. Thomas won the second place award in the Procter and Gamble Predoctoral Competition. His co-authors include Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry and Thomas’s mentor; Dr. Fang Qian, Biostatistics Unit; Dr. Rodrigo Maia, Operative Dentistry; and Dr. Saulo Geraldeli.
Dr. Carolina Garcia, graduate fellow, Operative Dentistry, talks with Cory Hatch (D2) and Pat Brambert (D1) about her research. Her co-author is Dr. Sandra Guzman-Armstrong, Opera- tive Dentistry, who is also Carolina’s mentor.
Dr. Lamya Alghaith, graduate fellow, Operative Dentistry, Dr. Clark Stanford, associate dean for research and Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry. Lamya won the Dental Specialty Award (Operative Dentistry) for her research, "Ceramic Thickness and Translucency Effect on Polymerization of Resin Cement." Co-authors include Dr. Steve Armstrong, head of Operative Dentistry and Lamya's mentor; E. Glenn; Dr. J. Jessop; Dr. Fang Qian, Biostatistics Unit; Doug Aunan, Family Dentistry; and Drs. Rodrigo Maia and Gerald Denehy, Operative Dentistry.
January 30, 2014
Welcome OPRM and Admissions
Operative / OPRM / Admissions potluck lunch
January 13, 2014
The College of Dentistry had 130 tags on the tree and we received well over 130 toys for children ages 0-16. The Salvation Army was pleased to see all the donations that came from the College of Dentistry. The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) thanks you all for all your generosity!