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IMOM Local Informational Townhall Aug. 9

Bring your questions to an informative townhall about how to get involved with IMOM Local on Monday, August 9 at 6:30 PM!

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The Future of Dentistry Counts on You!

We need just six dentists a day to contribute $250 in July to help set us up for success and reach our goal of $100,000.

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Status of IDB COVID-19 Guidelines

The Governor's Proclamation regarding dental services has expired. What does that mean for dental offices in Iowa?

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Help Patients Treat Gum Disease at Home

Join IDA member Dr. Bruce Cochrane for a free CE webinar July 28 at 6:00 PM!

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Medicaid Provider FAQ Updated

The exclusive Medicaid Provider FAQ for members has been updated to address questions submitted to IDA by fellow dentists.

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Free Infection Control CE On-Demand

For the second year in a row, IDA is excited to offer a free infection control webinar for all - now available on-demand!

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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 1863, the IDA is home to over 1,800 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 80% 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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Melissa Draughn Williams Awarded IDF Scholarship

Draughn-Williams_MelissaThe Iowa Dental Foundation (IDF) awarded eight scholarships this year, including five to dental students at the University of Iowa, two to dental hygiene students, and one to a dental assistant student. The IDF will spotlight the dental student winners each week, beginning with Melissa Draughn Williams.
 
"Growing up, I hated to smile," Melissa says. "I was congenitally missing #7 and spent my teen years without a tooth. After four years of braces, an implant, and a crown, I finally learned to smile. I could not believe how much one tooth could change my whole perspective. This is when I became interested in dentistry. I knew then that I wanted to be able to change lives by improving not only their physical appearance but their confidence as well."
 
Melissa is a member of Tau Sigma at the UI COD and has assisted in raising money for and treating veterans. Upon graduation in 2022, Melissa hopes to pursue a residency in periodontics and ultimately become a professor to educate the next generation of dentists.
 
Learn more about Melissa and all the 2021 scholarship recipients on the IDF website, and please join us in congratulating these deserving students on their achievements.

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