2021-2022 IDA Board of Trustees

The IDA Board of Trustees consists of one trustee from each of the ten component district societies, 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 2021-2022 IDA Board of Trustees:

President
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Dr. Zachary Kouri
Dr. Kouri is a practicing dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 18 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. 

President-Elect
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Dr. John Arend
Dr. Arend is a practicing dentist in Independence, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 39 years. His honors include receiving his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Vice President
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Dr. James Larsen
Dr. Larsen is a practicing dentist in Davenport, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Larsen was the 2014 recipient of the IDA President’s Award. 

Immediate Past President
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Dr. Nathan Hehr
Dr. Hehr is a practicing dentist in Mason City, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 28 years. His honors include serving on the ADA Council on Membership and receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award.  

Executive Director
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Ms. Laurie Traetow

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Dr. Carolyn Larsen
Davenport District Trustee  
Dr. Larsen is a practicing dentist in Davenport, Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 35 years.

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Dr. Adam Fuller
Des Moines District Trustee 
Dr. Fuller is a practicing dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 18 years. 

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Dr. Thomas King
Dubuque District Trustee
Dr. King is a practicing dentist in Dubuque, Iowa. He is a graduate of the Minnesota Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and has been in practice for 21 years. 

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Dr. Christopher Bogue
Fort Dodge District Trustee 
Dr. Bogue is a general dentist in Carroll, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 19 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.

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Dr. Scott Wilson
North Central District Trustee
 Dr. Wilson is a practicing dentist in Forest City, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 25 years. 

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Dr. Tim DeStigter
Northwest District Trustee
Dr. DeStigter is a practicing dentist in Aurelia, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 39 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.

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Dr. Nathan Heubner
Southeast District Trustee
Dr. Heubner is a practicing dentist in Burlington, Iowa. 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. 

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Dr. Ryan Hajek
Southwest District Trustee
Dr. Hajek is a practicing pediatric dentist in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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. 

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Dr. Shawn Hedlund
University District Trustee
Dr. Hedlund is a practicing dentist in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 29 years. 

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

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