2020-2021 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 2020-2021 IDA Board of Trustees:

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 27 years. His honors include serving on the ADA Council on Membership and receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award.  

​President-Elect
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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 17 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. 

​​Vice President
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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 38 years. His honors include receiving his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. 

Immediate Past President
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Dr. Ryan Stuntz
Dr. Stuntz is a practicing dentist in Farley, Iowa. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 15 years. His honors include receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2012. 

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 34 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 20 years. 

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Dr. Robert Ronconi
Fort Dodge District Trustee 
Dr. Ronconi is a practicing dentist in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is a graduate of Creighton University Dental School and has been in practice for 36 years. His honors include receiving his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. 

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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 24 years. 

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Dr. Shamayne Frank
Northwest District Trustee
Dr. Frank is a practicing dentist in Souix City, Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in practice for 18 years. 

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​Dr. Nathan Heubner
Southeast District Trustee
Dr. Heubner is a practicing dentist in Burlington, Iowa. He is a graduate from 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. ​Cassie Berens
Southwest District Trustee
Dr. Berens is a practicing dentist in Atlantic, Iowa. She is a graduate of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine and has been in practice for 4 years. Her honors include being a Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists (FIND) award recipient and receiving the IDA New Dentist of the Year Award in 2019. 

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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 18 years.

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