Board Member Bios

Steven Patrick Bradley, D.D.S. (Chair) Thomas M. Jeneary, D.D.S. Nancy A. Slach, R.D.H.
Steven C. Fuller, D.D.S. (Vice-chair) William G. McBride, D.D.S. Lori Elmitt, Public Member
Kaaren G. Vargas., D.D.S. (Secretary) Mary C. Kelly, R.D.H. Diane Meier, Public Member

 

Steven Patrick Bradley, D.D.S. (Chair)

Steve Bradley, D.D.S, a dentist member of the Board, is from Cascade, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2010 and reappointed in 2013. His term will expire April 30, 2016.

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Steven C. Fuller, D.D.S. (Vice-chair)

Steven Fuller, D.D.S., a dentist member of the Board, is from Des Moines and Altoona, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2011. His term will expire April 30, 2017. Dr. Fuller is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the Free Clinics of Iowa Board.

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Kaaren G. Vargas, D.D.S. (Secretary)

Kaaren Vargas, D.D.S., a dentist member of the Board,  is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in practice in North Liberty, Iowa. She was appointed to the Iowa Dental Board in 2013. Her term will expire April 30, 2016.  Dr. Vargas completed her pediatric dental specialty training at Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY, completed a PhD in 1998 and became a full time faculty member at the University of Iowa Department of Pediatric Dentistry. During her 10 years on staff, she directed the program in conscious sedation and taught numerous classes on cosmetic dentistry in children and interceptive orthodontics. Recently, Dr. Vargas made the decision to move from the academic world into the private practice world.

 

Thomas M. Jeneary, D.D.S.

Thomas Jeneary, D.D.S., a dentist member of the Board, is from Le Mars, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2013. His term will expire April 30, 2016. Dr. Jeneary graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has been in Le Mars since 1986.  The areas of comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry are of particular interest to him. Dr. Jeneary completed the curriculum of the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida and Dr. Michael Schuster's Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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William G. McBride, D.D.S.

William McBride, D.D.S, a dentist member of the board, is from Dubque, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2015. His term will expire April 30, 2018. Dr. McBride graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. McBride is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, member of the American Dental Association, and chair of the Northeast Iowa Community College dental assisting advisory committee.

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Mary C. Kelly, R.D.H.

Mary Kelly, a dental hygiene member of the Board, is from Des Moines, Iowa. She was appointed to the Board in 2011. Her term will expire April 30, 2017.

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Nancy A. Slach, R.D.H.

Nancy Slach, a dental hygiene member of the Board is from Iowa City, Iowa. She is an educator, tobacco cessation specialist and practices dental hygiene in periodontics. She was appointed to the Board in 2012. Her term will expire April 30, 2018.

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Lori Elmitt

Lori Elmitt, a public member of the Board, was appointed to the Board in 2012. Her term will expire April 30, 2018.

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Diane Meier

Diane Meier, a public member of the Board, is from Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was appointed to the Board in 2008, and again in 2011 and 2014.  Diane is the longest serving member of the Board.  Her term will expire April 30, 2017

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