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The Muscatine County Courthouse,
built in 1909, is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.

A view of the Mississippi River from Mark Twain Overlook. Twain, who spent time in Muscatine, had fond
memories of the city and its summer sunsets.

associate in private practices and corporate offices. But while the
initial salary and sign-on bonuses were impressive, I knew I wasn't
ready to produce the amount of dentistry required, at a high level
of care, to maintain the level of production required to make the
salary sustainable in a corporate environment.
After much thought, I decided to consider underserved communities in Iowa that could sustain a pediatric dentist because of the
Iowa FIND Project. After speaking with faculty at the University
of Iowa and the Office of Practice Opportunities, my wife and I
selected Muscatine, a town of about 23,000 people that was close
to our families but had no full-time pediatric dentist.
The town has a large portion of underserved children-more
than 50 percent of children receive free or reduced-price lunch
programs-and a history of supporting the FIND Project. After
establishing community connections through the Chamber of
Commerce and the Greater Foundation of Muscatine, the community
provided the matching funds to secure my grant.

Benefits go both ways
Muscatine has provided me a great opportunity-I've been able
to provide for my family, to purchase and sustain my building from
the inception of my private practice and of course, to receive student
loan forgiveness through the Iowa FIND Project.
In return, I've committed to establishing care for underserved
patients, which is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job.
During the first six months of the program I provided more than
4,900 services to 900-plus at-risk children. I've seen most parents
follow through with completing the recommended treatment for
their children, and are happy to have specialty services such as oral
sedation and general anesthesia for their children.
In addition to providing dental care to children within the
community, my practice has helped benefit the local economy; my
business has created seven jobs, reduced retail leakage by keeping
residents in town for children's specialty dental services, and even
attracted patients to travel to our community for care.
I still have a substantial amount of practice debt and student loan
debt, but I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to practice

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