Iowa Dental Association
Electronic Press Kit

The Iowa Dental Association is the largest association representing the oral health profession in the State of Iowa. Nearly 90 percent of dentists practicing in Iowa are members of our 150-year-old association. We provide the opportunity for dentists to enhance their profession by working together to passionately advocate for quality oral health care for all Iowans.

Iowa dentists and the Iowa Dental Association are the leading oral health policy advocates in Iowa. Association leaders work with the state and federal policymakers daily on behalf of patients, dentists, and the health care community. Our member dentists work tirelessly to provide services to all Iowans through programs like Iowa Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile®, Donated Dental Services, and many more.

We invite you to contact the Iowa Dental Association for information or direction regarding any oral health care news story you have. We can provide professional expertise and perspective on oral health care issues of great importance to Iowans.

Dr. Tom Ludwig, President
Iowa Dental Association

Learn more about the Iowa Dental Association by clicking here.

Download Logo (png file, 32 KB)

Recent Press Releases
February 3, 2014 -  Governor to declare February Children's Dental Health Month
Oct. 18/19, 2013 - (website and print, includes video)
Free dental clinic attracts thousands, continues Saturday
Oct. 18, 2013 - Some started lining up 8 hours before it opens
Oct. 18, 2013 - FINALLY SMILING: Over 800 Get Free Dental Care

Dr. Tom Ludwig, President
Lawrence F. Carl, CAE, Executive Director
Barbara Blough, Assistant Director

8797 NW 54th Ave., Suite 100
Johnston, IA 50131

Mailing Address
PO Box 31088
Johnston, IA 50131-9478

Local Phone: 515-331-2298
Toll-free Phone: 800-828-2181
Fax: 515-334-8007

Board of Trustees
President: Dr. Tom Ludwig, Harlan (photo)
President-Elect: Dr. Thomas Peek, Cedar Rapids (photo)
Vice-President: Dr. Richard Bokemper, Sergeant Bluff (photo)
Immediate Past President: Dr. Bruce Cochrane, Fort Dodge ( photo)
Speaker of the House: Dr. Heyo Tjarks, Dubuque (photo)
Davenport District Trustee: Dr. James Larson, Davenport (photo)
Des Moines District Trustee: Dr. Mike Hipp, Des Moines (photo)
Dubuque District Trustee: Dr. Ryan Stuntz, Farley (photo)
Fort Dodge District Trustee: Dr. Matthew Maggio, Fort Dodge (photo)
North Central District Trustee: Dr. Nathan Hehr, Mason City (photo)
Northwest District Trustee: Dr. Shamayne Frank, Sioux City (photo)
Southeast District Trustee: Dr. Martin Gleason, Fairfield (photo)
Southwest District Trustee: Dr. Maria Fuller, Corning (photo)
University District Trustee:  Dr. Shawn Hedlund (photo
Waterloo District Trustee: Dr. John Arend, Independence (photo)

District Map:Click here to view the district map of the IDA (PDF file, 63 KB)

Iowa Mission of Mercy
Learn more about Iowa Mission of Mercy by clicking here.
Summit Award Video Recap (link)
2011 Video Recap (link)
2011 Photo Recap (link)
2010 Video Recap (link)
2010 Photo Recap (link)
2009 Video Recap (link)
2009 Photo Recap (link)
2008 Video Recap (link)
2008 Photo Recap (link)
Iowa Journal Excerpt (PDF file, 1,251 KB)

Download Iowa Mission of Mercy Logo: Color (PDF file, 24 KB)

Other Community Services
Learn more about Iowa Dental Association's other community services by clicking here.

Access to Oral Health Care: A Critical Challenge
Download Document (PDF file, 4.36 MB)

Legislative Priorities
Download 2013 Legislative Priorities (PDF file, 1.53 MB)