Poweshiek County Dental Coalition Receives Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Award


The Poweshiek County Dental Coalition, along with area dental offices, work together to bring dental treatment to children throughout the county. Yearly, they open their doors to provide free dental care.  This year’s annual Give Kids a Smile event took place on Friday, January 29.  That morning, the two doctors and team at Dental Associates provided services to over thirty area children under the age of 18.  This is an exciting event that we look forward to with the turn of every new year.

The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Celebration, which took place Wednesday, March 16 at Grinnell Mutual’s Bartelt Conference & Education Center.  Among the award recipients was the Poweshiek County Dental Coalition, receiving the Community Betterment Award for their efforts in making this event possible, as well as the other outreach activities that they coordinate.

An excerpt from the press release provided by the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce follows:

The Poweshiek County Dental Coalition is dedicated to improving access to local dental care for underserved children in Poweshiek County. They volunteer their time to do educational programming, outreach, and dental screenings. To celebrate Children’s Dental Health month each January, local dentists and staff at Dental Associates and Family Dentistry volunteer their time to provide free dental exams to children ages 3-18 who are underinsured or non-insured and have an economic need.

Congratulations to the Poweshiek County Dental Coalition for all of the hard work these volunteers provide to ensure access to dental care for many area children!


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Grinnell Dentist Receives AGD Mastership Award

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San Francisco, June 20th, 2015 — The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Scott Baumann, DDS, MAGD, of Grinnell, Iowa, received the association’s Mastership Award during the AGD 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco.

The Mastership Award is the AGD’s highest honor and one of the most respected designations within the profession. To earn this award, Dr. Baumann completed 1,100 hours of dental continuing education.

As a Mastership Award recipient, Dr. Baumann joins more than 2,200 active AGD Masters who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.

“This award requires an extraordinary amount of time and effort,” says AGD Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD. “Dr. Baumann should be commended for his unflagging commitment to continuing education, which allows him to provide the best possible dental care and oral health education to his patients.”

Dr. Baumann graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1996 and currently practices dentistry with Dr. Julie Hendricks at Dental Associates in Grinnell. He and his wife, Delphina, have three children, Joel, Ian and Chloe.

About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 39,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs.

For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org.

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