“This was not a textbook method, the project happened by the nature of the unique local leadership of Corning.”

- Beth Waddle, Adams County Development




Community Partners

Iowa’s dental care shortage hits home. If you live in rural Iowa, chances are your community is considered a dental health professional shortage area (HPSA). After all, over half of counties in Iowa are designated shortage areas, and many more are at risk of becoming so. In 2016, 29% of all Iowa dentists were 60 years of age and older, 50% of all Iowa dentists were 50 years of age and older and only 19% of all Iowa dentists were younger than 35 years of age.

With an overall shortage of dentists – and a majority of active dentists facing imminent retirement – it is imperative that rural Iowa communities actively recruit new dentists to serve coming generations.

To connect to resources in your community, click below and call
Bruce Hansen or Brittany Wirtz at the Iowa Area Development Group (IADG):