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Governor Reynolds issued a new proclamation allowing dental practices to resume non-essential services starting on May 8.

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Members-Only PPP Webinar Available

Experienced dental CPA Allen Schiff provides the latest information on PPP loans for all members to access for free on-demand.

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Earn 2 CEUs - Mental Health Webinar

Dr. Elizabeth Worsham shares tips for treating patients with mental health disorders in her free webinar worth 2 CEUs.

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Protect Your Practice - Cybersecurity

Dental IT Specialist Tom Terronez presents his free Cybersecurity in Your Practice webinar, now available on-demand.

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Teledentistry Webinar Free On-Demand

In the era of COVID-19, the need for teledentistry has become even more apparent. Learn about best practices in this free webinar.

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Reopening Recommendations & Guidelines

The IDA Dental Office Reopening Task Force has compiled a list of resources to help dentists as they prepare to reopen their practices.

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IDB Reopening Guidelines

The IDB has released Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice.

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Free Infection Control Webinar Available

IDA is offering Dr. Carrie McKnight's webinar, OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard: What You Need to Know available free of charge.

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Radiology Webinar Recording

Satisfy the 2-hour dental radiology CE requirement with Dr. Trishul Allareddy's Radiation Protection Guidelines in Dentistry webinar.

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Welcome to the Iowa Dental Association

The Iowa Dental Association (IDA) is the premier professional association representing dentists in the state of Iowa.  In existence since 1864, the IDA is home to over 1,700 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 84% of the licensed dentists in the state.  

All IDA member dentists are not only members of the IDA, but also the American Dental Association (ADA) and their local district society.

IDA’s mission is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.  

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Honoring Outgoing IDA President, Dr. Ryan Stuntz

Last week was bittersweet for the IDA Board, as we said goodbye to several Board members and installed the 2020-2021 IDA Board of Trustees. Like everything else right now, the installation of officers looked a little different this year. We didn’t get a chance to publicly recognize our great leaders in person at the annual session, which we plan to do next year when we are all able to gather together again. In the meantime, we want to thank our outgoing President, Dr. Ryan Stuntz, for his exceptional leadership over the past year, and especially the past several months. 
 
While you have no doubt seen Dr. Stuntz actively involved in IDA for many years as he moved from the role of the Dubuque District Trustee to Vice President to President-Elect and finally President, his leadership was put to the test when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Although several months ago none of us could have anticipated what life would look like now, Dr. Stuntz’s steadfast leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was second to none. He fearlessly led IDA through the unique and unexpected challenges that each and every day presented. It would be nearly impossible to count up all of the conference calls, townhall meetings, emergency board meetings, phone calls, task force meetings, Zoom calls, emails, and text messages Dr. Stuntz has been a part of over the past few months – all in an effort to support our members and collectively identify the best path forward.
 
Those of you who know Dr. Stuntz know that he has been involved and participating at the level of a president long before taking on the role, and he leaves behind a legacy that all IDA members should feel proud to be a part of. Dr. Stuntz has tirelessly cared about dentistry in Iowa and has fought hard for IDA members, even when it wasn’t necessarily what he personally agreed with or planned to do. That is the sign of a true leader.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Stuntz on a job well done. We will miss having him at the helm of the IDA Board, and we thank him for his exceptional leadership during these challenging times. In recognition for all he’s done, we put together a short slideshow looking back on Dr. Stuntz’s involvement in IDA through the years. 

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