DEPARTMENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
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The University of Iowa College of Dentistry is one of only two dental schools in the nation to offer advanced education in all ADA recognized dental specialties.

Your contribution can support a specific academic department or program at the College of Dentistry. Gifts to the general support funds will be used by the chair of the department to provide above and beyond support in key areas such as student financial aid; guest lecturers; faculty recruitment and development; student travel to academic conferences and other opportunities. You may also choose to support one of the department's featured funds below.

If you would like your gift to have broader, college-wide impact, please also consider supporting the Iowa Dental Achievement Fund, College of Dentistry Student Aid Fund, or Dental Patient Assistance Fund.


   
Gift Amount
 

Department of Endodontics

$

Arne M. Bjorndal Advanced Education Professorship Fund

$

Gifts to this fund in honor of the founding chair of the Department of Endodontics, Dr. Arne Bjorndal, will endow the program director position, allowing us to continue and retain and recruit outstanding faculty while freeing resources for program development and innovation. If this initiative does not reach the minimum goal of $750,000 for a professorship, the funds will be used to establish an Excellence in Advanced Education Fund in honor of Dr. Bjorndal.
 

Department of Family Dentistry

$

Department of Hospital Dentistry

$

Department of Operative Dentistry

$

James L. Fuller and Gerald E. Denehy Operative Dentistry Professorship Fund

$

Gifts to this endowed professorship fund in honor of Dr. Jim Fuller and Dr. Jerry Denehy will help us retain outstanding faculty and recruit the next generation of educators in the Department of Operative Dentistry. If this initiative does not reach the minimum goal of $750,000 for a professorship, the funds will be used to establish two endowed program fund, also in honor of Drs. Fuller and Denehy benefitting operative faculty and residents.
 

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

$

Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

$

Department of Orthodontics

$

The Dr. Robert N. Staley Orthodontic Excellence Fund

$

Gifts to this endowed fund in honor of Dr. Staley will provide the Department of Orthodontics with strategic resources to achieve and sustain long-term excellence in orthodontic resident education and faculty research.
 

Department of Pediatric Dentistry

$

Department of Periodontics

$

Lainson Visiting Speaker Fund for Periodontics

$

Gifts to this endowed fund in honor of Dr. Phillip A. Lainson will be used to provide faculty support and bring distinguished speakers to Iowa to advance the periodontics program. When this endowment grows, it will become the Lainson Professorship in Periodontics Fund.
 

Department of Preventative and Community Dentistry

$

Department of Prosthodontics

$

Steven A. Aquilino Graduate Prosthodontic Scholarship Fund

$

Gifts to this endowed fund in honor of Dr. Aquilino will support one or more annual graduate student scholarships within the Department of Prosthodontics. Preference will be given based on financial need, clinical excellence and an interest in academics.
 

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