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Preventive & Community Dentistry Faculty

Dan Caplan Dan Caplan, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Department Head, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Caplan is professor and head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. Before joining the UI College of Dentistry in 2007, he was a faculty member in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry from 1995-2007.


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Howard J. Cowen Howard J. Cowen, D.D.S., M.S., DABSCD
Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Cowen joined the College of Dentistry in 1982. He is director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Dental Program and director of the Geriatric and Special Needs Postgraduate Certificate Program, as well as a clinical professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry


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Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford Marsha A. Cunningham-Ford, B.S., M.S., R.D.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Ms. Cunningham-Ford joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1979. She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.


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Peter Damiano Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Director, UI Public Policy Center

Dr. Damiano joined the College of Dentistry in 1990. He is a professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and director, Health Policy Research, at the Public Policy Center.


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Dr. Nidhi Handoo Nidhi Handoo, B.D.S., M.S.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
Associate Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

Dr. Handoo joined the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in 2010 as a visiting assistant professor. She is also an associate clinical fellow in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine.


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Jennifer Hartshorn Jennifer Hartshorn, D.D.S., Geriatric and Special Needs Certificate
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as a clinical assistant professor in July 2013 after completing her geriatric and special needs certificate at the UI College of Dentistry.


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Raymond A. Kuthy Raymond A. Kuthy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Kuthy joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. He served as head of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry from 1999 to 2006.


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Steve M. Levy Steve M. Levy, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Wright-Bush-Shreves Endowed Professor of Research, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Levy joined the College of Dentistry in 1984. He is professor and graduate program director in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and has an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health.


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Leonardo Marchini Leonardo Marchini, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Marchini joined the College of Dentistry in 2013. Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Marchini taught as an assistant professor at the University of Vale de Paraiba, the University of Taubate, and the State University of Sao Paulo, for both undergraduate and graduate students.


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Teresa A. Marshall Teresa A. Marshall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Marshall joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1991. She is a registered dietitian and an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.


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Susan C. McKernan Susan C. McKernan, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry

Dr. McKernan completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in dental public health at The University of Iowa in 2009 and 2012. In 2012, she joined the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry as a visiting assistant professor.


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Michelle R. McQuistan Michelle R. McQuistan, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. McQuistan completed her D.D.S. at The University of Iowa in 2001. In 2002 she received her AEGD certificate from the University of Florida-Jacksonville Clinic. She returned to The University of Iowa where she completed her M.S. in dental public health in 2004.


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Cindy O'Toole Cindy O'Toole, B.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Helen Sharp Helen Sharp, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Keri Collison Stahle Keri Collison Stahle, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Stahle joined the College of Dentistry in 2007. She is a clinical assistant professor.


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John J. Warren John J. Warren, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

Dr. Warren joined The University of Iowa College of Dentistry as a postdoctoral associate in 1991. He became an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Preventive & Community Dentistry in 1996. In 1999 he became full-time assistant professor in the department; he is now a professor. In 2010, Dr. Warren became director of the graduate program in dental public health.


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