Periodontal Surgical Skills Workshop Instructors


Dr. Steven Cooper obtained his degree in dentistry from State University in Iowa and his Certificate and M.S. in Periodontology from The University of Iowa. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry where he has been awarded several honors such as Clinical Instructor of the Year and most recently, Instructional Improvement Award. Dr. Cooper is the accomplished author of numerous publications including journal articles and abstracts in the field of laser treatment, gingival inflammation and video assisted clinical instruction in dentistry. His teaching and clinical research has resulted in invitations to lecture and present his work to a variety of dental audiences. Dr. Cooper is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of Periodontology, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and the International College of Dentists.


Dr. Allen Kvidera graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry with his Dental degree.  He participated in an NIH sponsored Periodontal/Ph.D. program and received his Periodontal certification and interdisciplinary Phd. in Periodontics sponsored by Anatomy from the University of Iowa.  He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.  Dr. Kvidera has practiced Periodontics since 1978 and has been in a private practice limited to Periodontics since 1981 and provides all phases of Periodontal and Implant treatment.   He has taught in the University of Iowa, Department of Periodontics as an adjunct assistant professor since 1985, working with Periodontal Residents and Dental Students.  Dr. Kvidera is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the International College of Dentists. He is a past President of the Iowa Society of Periodontology. Dr. Kvidera enjoys the “hands on” approach to teaching the principles of periodontal surgery.


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