Independence general dentist, John Arend, DDS, was installed as the IDA Vice President during a board meeting on May 13. Dr. Arend received his doctorate in dental surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, and is a partner in the dental practice Kegler, Kegler, and Arend DDS PC in Independence. Dr. Arend has previously served as the Waterloo District Dental Society Trustee on the IDA Board.
In addition to Dr. Arend, four dentists were installed into their roles on the IDA Board of Trustees:
- President, Nathan Hehr, DDS, general dentist from Mason City
- President-Elect, Zachary Kouri, DDS, general dentist from Des Moines
- 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.