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Release: Dec. 14, 2000
Casko appointed to Dewel chair in orthodontics
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- John S. Casko, D.D.S., professor and head of the department
of orthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has been appointed
to the B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Chair in Clinical Orthodontics. This endowed
chair -- the first to be created at the UI College of Dentistry -- was established
by a bequest from the late B.F. Dewel, D.D.S.
Casko joined the college in 1976 as professor and head of orthodontics.
He is a past chairman of the Council on Education of the American Association
of Orthodontists, and a past president of both the Midwest component of the
Edward H. Angel Society of Orthodontists and the American Board of Orthodontics.
He has published numerous articles and presented approximately 200 continuing
education courses nationally and internationally. He also is editor of Practical
Reviews in Orthodontics. The endowed chair to which he has been appointed
recognizes his leadership in providing and promoting excellence in clinical
Casko is a 1960 graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. He received
his dental degree in 1964 from Georgetown University and a masters degree
in orthodontics from Georgetown in 1968.
Dewel, a 1925 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, played
an integral role in organizing and shaping the graduate program in the colleges
orthodontics department. He authored more than 200 scientific articles and
editorials and received virtually every significant national and international
award presented to American orthodontists. He also served 10 years as editor-in-chief
of the American Journal of Orthodontics.
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