2022-2023 IDA Board of Trustees

The IDA Board of Trustees consists of one trustee from each of the 10 component district societies, the New Dentist Committee Chair , along with the President, President-Elect, and the Vice President.  In addition, the Immediate Past President serves as an advisory member of the Board.

Meet the members of the 2022-2023 IDA Board of Trustees:

President
IDA President John Arend
Dr. John Arend
Dr. Arend is a practicing dentist in Independence. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 40 years. His honors include receiving his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. 

President-Elect
IDA President-Elect Dr. Jim Larsen
Dr. James Larsen
Dr. Larsen is a practicing dentist in Davenport. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Larsen was the 2014 recipient of the IDA President’s Award. 

Vice President
IDA Vice President Dr. Chris Bogue
Dr. Christopher Bogue
Dr. Bogue is a general dentist in Carroll. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Bogue is a recipient of the Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists (FIND) Award and the 2008 IDA New Dentist of the Year Award. In addition to his involvement with IDA and the Fort Dodge District, he is a member of the Spear Study Club and Great Lakes Study Club, and a CEREC Doctors Mentor.

Immediate Past President
IDA Immediate Past President Dr. Zach Kouri
Dr. Zachary Kouri
Dr. Kouri is a practicing dentist in Des Moines. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 19 years. His honors include being the president of the Des Moines District Dental Association in 2011 and receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2012.   

Executive Director
IDA Executive Director Laurie Traetow
Ms. Laurie Traetow

Davenport District Trustee  
Davenport District Trustee Dr. Carolyn Larsen
Dr. Carolyn Larsen

Dr. Larsen is a Graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Larsen has served as the Davenport District Dental Society Trustee to the Iowa Dental Association since 2019, after serving as the Davenport District’s President. She practices Dentistry at Innovative Dentistry and Park View Dental, as a dental partner and co-owner. She is has been admitted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists (ICD USA Section), and the American College of Dentists (ACD).

Dr. Larsen currently serves on the Iowa Dental Foundation Board of Directors, representing the Iowa Dental Association, and has participated in the IMOM in the past. She currently serves as an alternate Delegate for the Iowa Dental Association at the ADA House of Delegates. She has been an adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Larsen is passionate about Dentistry. The proud mother of three grown children (and their spouses), Dr. Larsen’s interests include spending time with her family and friends, swimming and travel.

Des Moines District Trustee  
Des Moines District Trustee Dr. Kevin Baker
Dr. Kevin Baker
Dr. Baker is a practicing dentist in Des Moines. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Dentistry and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Baker is a Des Moines District Dental Society Past President and the Chair of the 2022 IMOM Local Planning Committee.

Dubuque District Trustee  
Dubuque Trustee Dr. Kim Pingel
Dr. Kim Pingel
Dr. Pingel is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon  in Dubuque. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed her residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Minnesota College of Dentistry. She has been practicing for 10 years.

Fort Dodge District Trustee 
Fort Dodge District Trustee Dr. Jordan Moffitt
Dr. Jordan Moffitt
Dr. Moffitt is a general dentist in Eagle Grove. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry and has practiced for seven years.

North Central District Trustee 
North Central District Trustee Dr. Scott Wilson
Dr. Scott Wilson
 Dr. Wilson is a practicing dentist in Forest City. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 26 years.  

Northwest District Trustee 
Northwest District Trustee Dr. Tim DeStigter
Dr. Tim DeStigter
 Dr. DeStigter is a practicing dentist in Aurelia. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 40 years. His honors include serving as the Commander of the 185th Medical Group, later as the Air National Guard Assistant for Dental Services USAF/SGD, and retired as a Brigadier General from the Iowa Air National Guard after 31 years of service. 

Southeast District Trustee
Southeast District Trustee Dr. Nathan Heubner
Dr. Nathan Heubner
Dr. Heubner is a practicing dentist in Burlington. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 14 years. His honors include receiving the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry and the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2015. 

Southwest District Trustee
Southwest District Trustee Dr. Ryan Hajek
Dr. Ryan Hajek
Dr. Hajek is a practicing pediatric dentist in Council Bluffs. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and has been in practice for seven years. His honors include being a Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists (FIND) award recipient and receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2016, as well as serving as the current president of the Southwest District Dental Society. 

University District Trustee
University District Trustee Dr. Sara Stuefen
Dr. Sara Stuefen
Dr. Stuefen is a general dentist in Vinton. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Stuefen is a Delegate to the ADA House of Delegates, the IDA Medicaid Committee Chair, IDPAC Vice-Chair, is a former chair of the IDA New Dentist Committee, and served as the 10th District Representative to the ADA New Dentist Committee. Her honors include receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2015 and Outstanding Service Award in 2022.

Waterloo District Trustee
Waterloo District Trustee Dr. Mike Stufflebeam
Dr. Mike Stufflebeam
Dr. Stufflebeam is a Board Certified pediatric dentist practicing in Marshalltown. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 19 years.

New Dentist Committee Chair
New Dentist Committee Chair Dr. Kaisha Heemskerk
Dr. Kaisha Heemskerk
Dr. Heemsk is a general dentist practicing in Waukee. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for six years. Dr. Heemskerk is the New Dentist Committee Co-Chair and received the New Dentist of the Year Award in 2022. 

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