cheever joseph

Val Cheever, DDS, MS

Assistant Dean of Clinical Research, Associate Professor- Pediatric Dentistry

Area of expertise

Pediatric Dentistry, Persons with Disabilities, Dental Trauma, Research Methodology

Grew up in Salt Lake City, UT. Graduated from the University of Utah, Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University College of Dentistry 1993, Completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa 1995, also completed a Master of Science degree through the Universty of Iowa graduate college 1995. Have been a Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. I have served for many years in the U.S. Army Reserve and have had many interesting experiences through the Army Reserve. I have been married to Denalee Shelledy Cheever( the best decision I ever made) for several years and have five children. I love fly fishing, travel and reading.


University of Utah BS, Biology 1989
Virginia Commonweath University DDS, 1993
Pediatric Dentistry Residency, University of Iowa 1995
Masters Degree, University of Iowa 1995

Research Interests

Nutrition, Obesity and Sugar Metabism
Dental Care for Disabled Persons
Human Papilloma Virus and Oropharyngeal Cancer
Dental Caries Prevention


American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Board Certified
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
International Academy of Dental Research
Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Beta Iota Chapter

Teaching Subjects

Pediatric Dentistry
Clinical Seminars