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Clark Stanford


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Billings Fellow
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College of Dentistry and Dental Clinic, University of Iowa
  • Public Health
  • Healthy Policy
  • Social Determinents
Additional Interests
Craniofacial and Genetic Issues, Health Policy
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Clark M. Stanford DDS, PhD, MHA is a
Professor and Dean, Edwin B. Green Chair, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa. He is also the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (IJOMI.

As the former Dean of UOI, he was the s the CEO of the UI Health, COD Dental Clinics System around Chicago managing a $53M enterprise with 700 Academic, Clinical and Research staff and faculty. UIC and the College of Dentistry have a central vision & mission to address health equity issues and to improve oral health as a part of our total dedication to primary care. UIC, ranked in the top 200 Global Universities, and the UIC College of Dentistry is ranked in the top 1% of all dental schools/colleges based on the London Times Rankings (2015-2018).

Dr. Stanford received his BS (1984), DDS (1987), Certificate in Prosthodontics & Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and PhD (Biology, Genetics & Developmental Biology; 1992) from the University of Iowa. He received his MHA from University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health (2019). He was on the Iowa faculty until 2014. He is the author of 24 chapters and more than 200 published papers. He is the recipient of 15 academic awards including the 2007 State of Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (2007). He see special needs craniofacial patients in in a hospital-based setting at UIC and patient’s needing comprehensive oral health rehabilitation.
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