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Pediatric Dentistry Faculty

Karin Weber-Gasparoni Karin Weber-Gasparoni, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Director of the Infant Oral Health Program

Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Weber-Gasparoni is the director of the Infant Oral Health Program.


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David C. Johnsen David C. Johnsen, D.D.S., M.S.
Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. David C. Johnsen has been the dean of the UI College of Dentistry since 1995. Dr. Johnsen taught predoctoral pediatric dentistry at West Virginia University & Case Western Reserve University and was department chair and director of the pediatric dentistry residency program at Case Western Reserve University (1990-1995).


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Jeffrey A. Banas Jeffrey A. Banas, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Banas’ primary appointment is in the Dows Institute for Dental Research with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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Richard M. Burke, Jr. Richard M. Burke, Jr., D.M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Burke is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, director of the Muscatine Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and director of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Hospital Dentistry.


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Deborah V. Dawson Deborah V. Dawson, B.A., Sc.M., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dawson is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is director of the Biostatistics Unit for the College of Dentistry.


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Matthew Geneser Matt Geneser, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Geneser is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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Michael J. Kanellis Michael J. Kanellis, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Patient Care
Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Kanellis joined the College of Dentistry in 1994 following 13 years in private practice. Dr. Kanellis' teaching responsibilities include both didactic and clinical predoctoral and postdoctoral education.


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 Tad R. Mabry Tad R. Mabry, D.D.S., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mabry's primary appointment is in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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Arwa Owais Arwa Owais, B.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Owais joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics in 2013 as an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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Cathy Skotowski Mary Catherine Skotowski, R.D.H., M.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Ms. Skotowski is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Ms. Skotowski is the Preventive Dentistry program director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


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