MAY 3-5, 2018 • CORALVILLE, IA

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About the IDEAS18 Conference

After 155 years, the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) Annual Session is changing!

Home PageIDA is excited to evolve in an effort to continue to provide our members with valuable education in the field of dentistry. IDA IDEAS18 is the Iowa Dental Association’s new and revamped annual session, worth over 38 hours of CEUs! IDA IDEAS18 is designed to provide a stimulating and interactive educational experience for the entire dental team. You’ll discover innovative ideas and best practices from sessions on the latest trends and research in the dental industry!

IDA IDEAS18 serves as a place where exhibitors and dental professionals from throughout the state of Iowa join together to learn the latest techniques and technology in the dental field, as well as expand their professional network. It also affords attendees opportunities to network at a variety of social events.

Enhance your practice at the new IDA IDEAS18, where you and your team will take home innovative concepts and ideas encompassing the state of the art and science in dentistry.

What's This Year?

  • We've simplified the registration process!

    Your registration fee covers everything – including all lectures, exhibits, exhibit hall lunches and coffee breaks. There will be no additional course fees as in previous years!

  • We've simplified the CEU process!

    Your name badge will have a bar code which will be scanned at the end of each lecture in order to track your attendance. You won’t have any CEUs to record or course passes to keep track of. IDA will maintain your record of attendance within your online profile.

  • Complimentary Lunches & Coffee Breaks in Exhibit Hall

    Network with exhibitors and meet with your peers during the interactive exhibit hall lunches and breaks.

Featured Speakers

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD: END-O in Mind: An Endodontic Approach from Root to Crown (6 CEU*) | Thursday, May 3

Harold L Crossley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.: Street Drugs (6 CEU*)
Thursday, May 3
Sponsored by MCNA

Dr. Hal Crossley


 Thursday, May 3
 Friday, May 4
 Saturday, May 5
 Social Events
 Exhibit Hall
 Thursday, May 3

7:30 to 5:00 pmDr. Hal CrossleyStreet Drugs6 CEU
7:30 to 5:00 pmDr. Tim BizgaEnd-O in Mind: An Endodontic Approach from Root to Crown6 CEU

 Friday, May 4

7:30 to 5:00 pmDr. Sam LowInnovative Periodontics6 CEU
7:30 to 11:30 amDr. Sam SimosBondodontics3 CEU
7:30 to 11:30 amDr. Steve NiemczykRoot to Crown: The Endodontic CE Solution from Diagnosis through Restoration3 CEU
1:00 to 2:30 pmDr. Steve NiemczykRoot to Crown: Endodontic Hands-On Course1.5 CEU
1:00 to 5:00 pmDr. Sam SimosTop Tips for A Better Dental Office

 Saturday, May 5

7:30 to 10:00 amDr. Richard WilliamsonVolunteerism
8:00 to 10:00 amDr. Veeratrishul AllareddyRadiography Renewal2 CEU
8:00 to 10:00 am/11:00 am to 1:00 pmDr. Robert Peskin/Kevin DriscollRisk Management4 CEU
11:00 am to NoonDr. Sherry TimmonsInfection Control1 CEU
11:00 am to 1:00 pmDr. Elizabeth WorshamMental Health Basics for Dentistry2 CEU
12:30 to 1:30 pmPhil McCollumJurisprudence1 CEU

 Social Events

Thursday, May 35:00 pm to 6:00 pmExhibit Hall Happy Hour
Thursday, May 37:00 to 10:00 pmNew Dentists ReceptionVesta
Friday, May 44:30 to 6:30 pmIDA/U of I Alumni ReceptionCar Museum
Friday, May 46:30 to 7:30 pmIDPAC/IDF Reception/Silent AuctionBrown Deer Golf Course
Friday, May 47:30 to 9:30 pmPresident's DinnerBrown Deer Golf Course

 Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 3Exhibit Hall Open8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Morning Coffee Break9:00 to 10:00 am
Lunch11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Afternoon Break2:30 to 3:30 pm
Happy Hour5:00 to 6:00 pm
Friday, May 4Exhibit Hall Open8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Morning Coffee Break9:00 to 10:00 am
Lunch11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Afternoon Break2:30 to 3:30 pm

Pricing Information

Dental Students and Graduate Students receive complimentary registration (must be enrolled in an accredited dental program.)  Register Now

You may also register over the phone by calling the IDA office at 515.331.2298