Des Moines general dentist, Zachary Kouri, DDS, was installed as the IDA President-Elect during a board meeting on May 13. Dr. Kouri received his doctorate in dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and is an owner of Ingersoll Dental Group in Des Moines. Dr. Kouri has previously served as vice president and Des Moines District Dental Society Trustee on the IDA Board and will ascend to the IDA presidency during the next IDA Annual Session to be held in Cedar Rapids on April 29-May 1, 2021.
In addition to Dr. Kouri, four dentists were installed into their roles on the IDA Board of Trustees:
- President, Nathan Hehr, DDS, general dentist from Mason City
- Vice President, John Arend, DDS, general dentist from Independence
- Northwest District Dental Society Trustee, Tim DeStigter, DDS, general dentist from Aurelia
- Waterloo District Dental Society Trustee, Michael Stufflebeam, DDS, pediatric dentist from Marshalltown
Customarily the installation of officers and trustees takes place during the IDA Annual Session in May; however, this year’s session was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.