Board Member Bios

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

 

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

Steve Bradley, D.D.S, a dentist member of the Board, is a dentist in general practice in Cascade, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2010 and reappointed in 2013. His term will expire April 30, 2016. He serves on the following Board Committees: Executive Committee, , Dental Assistant Registration Committee, Ad-Hoc Expanded Functions Committe, Geriatrics Task Force, Educational Standards for Expanded Functions Training Task Force, and the CRDTS Steering Committee.

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

Steven Fuller, D.D.S., a dentist member of the Board, is a dentist in practice in Des Moines and Altoona, Iowa. He was appointed to the Board in 2011. His term will expire April 30, 2014. Dr. Fuller is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the Free Clinics of Iowa Board. Dr. Fuller serves on the following Board committees: Executive Committee, Budget Review Committee, Continuing Education Advisory Committee, Dental Assistant Registration Committee, Educational Standards for Expanded Functions Training Task Force, and the Ad-Hoc Examination Committee.

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Jeneary, Thomas M., D.D.S.

Thomas Jeneary, D.D.S., a dentist member of the Board, practices general dentistry in 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. Dr. Jeneary serves on the following Board committees: Budget Review Committee, Licensure/Registration Committee, Dental Asst. Registration Committee and the Educational Standards for Expanded Functions Training Task Force.

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Matthew J. McCullough, D.D.S. (Secretary)

Matthew McCullough, D.D.S, a dentist member of the board, is in general practice in Ankeny, Iowa. He was appointed to the board in 2012. His term will expire April 30, 2015. Dr. McCullough serves on the following Board committees: Executive Committee, Licensure/Registration Committee, Budget Review Committee, and Dental Hygiene Committee.

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Vargas, Kaaren G., Michael J., D.D.S.

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. Dr. Vargas serves on the following Board committees: Anesthesia Credentials Committee and CRDTS Examination Review Committee – Dental.

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Kelly, Mary C., R.D.H.

Mary Kelly, a dental hygiene member of the Board, is a dental hygienist in practice in Des Moines, Iowa. She was appointed to the Board in 2011. Her term will expire April 30, 2014. Ms. Kelly serves on the following Board committees: Dental Hygiene Committee, Executive Committee, CRDTS Examination Review Committee – Dental Hygiene, Ad Hoc Expanded Functions Committee and Geriatrics Task Force.

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Slach, Nancy A., R.D.H.

Nancy Slach, a dental hygiene member of the Board is a dental hygienist in practice in 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, 2015. Ms. Slach serves on the following Board committee: Dental Hygiene Committee and the Educational Standards for Expanded Functions Training Task Force.

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Elmitt, Lori

Lori Elmitt, a public member of the Board, was appointed to the Board in 2012. Her term will expire April 30, 2015. Ms. Elmitt serves on the following Board committee: Continuing Education Advisory Committee, the Ad Hoc Expanded Functions Committee, and the Geriatrics Task Force.

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Meier, Diane

Diane Meier, a public member of the Board, is from Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was appointed to the Board in 2008 and reappointed in 2011. Her term will expire April 30, 2014. She serves on the following Board Committees: Licensure/Registration Committee and the Dental Assistant Registration Committee.

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