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Our strength comes from individual dentists – more than 158,000 of us nationwide and over 1,700 in Iowa who understand the value of a united profession. By joining organized dentistry, you enhance your ability to achieve success and your excellence as a dentist, and ensure a strong future for the profession.

Working on your behalf, the Iowa Dental Association efforts include:

Protecting your practice.  Advocating daily with legislators and policy makers about issues that affect you and your patients personally and professionally.

Helping you practice.  Giving you the management, economic and education tools you need to create the thriving practice you want.

  • The Find-a-Dentist helps promote your practice to potential patients. Visit ADA.org/MyADA and upload a photo, add a practice description and inform potential patients of accepted insurance plans, practice hours, and languages spoken.
  • The ADA Center for Professional Success provides practical, member-only content to help you manage your career, expand your knowledge and balance your life.

Educating the public.  Informing consumers, the media and policy makers about the value of Iowa dentists and dentistry.

Securing your practice.  Providing member dentists with exceptional insurance coverage backed by a dedicated, experienced agent and administered with the dentist’s needs at the forefront.

In addition, the IDA provides member dentists valuable information relating to all areas of the dental profession, from managing your practice, to educational opportunities and research, to managing debt to insurance benefits. 

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