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Release: May 17, 2001

Local University of Iowa instructor receives dentistry award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Frederick Drexler, D.D.S., an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and a Clarence native, has received the honorary award for adjunct faculty from the University MU Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a national honor dental society.

The annual award is given to an outstanding dental faculty member who has demonstrated scholarship, character and potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.

OKU was founded in 1914, and the MU Chapter was chartered at the UI in 1923. The three Greek letters represent teeth, health and conservation.