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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 orthodontic care.

Casko is a 1960 graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. He received his dental degree in 1964 from Georgetown University and a master’s 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 college’s 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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