Meet the Doctor
Dr. Donald J. Loomis
*A dentist, in my opinion, should be a continuous student and take additional dental courses after graduation to be competent to treat the ever-changing phases of dentistry. I have received the award of Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, July 6, 2002 in Hawaii. To attain this award requires first receiving the Fellowship Award. The fellowship award--which I received in July 1995--is obtained by taking 400 hours of continuing education courses in dentistry then passing an eight-hour test that covers this material. Then I returned to the University of Iowa's Dental College and took 400 additional hours of participation courses. This took six years to complete. I have completed over 1100 continuing education hours of study. The mastership award has been earned by only 1% of the dentists in the USA. Few dentists make this type of a commitment, since I am a perfectionist that loves learning new things this enables us to do a better job of dentistry for our patients. It was fun, challenging, and rewarding.
The more knowledge a dentist has in all phases of dentistry, the more thorough your dental treatment. In our office cosmetic dentistry, TMJ treatment, implants, conscious sedation for dental treatment, natural colored fillings and crowns for all teeth, diagnosing abnormal lesions in the mouth, root canal treatment, surgical procedures, are standard treatment in our dental practice.
"I was raised on a farm in Iowa. The family moved to Des Moines, IA later and I graduated from high school in Des Moines. After attending and graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, I taught high school in a small northern town of Iowa. I was teaching business subjects and math subjects in high school and went back to the University of Iowa, Iowa City, to become certified to teach physics and chemistry. In so doing, I became qualified to enter dental school. After graduating from the Dental College at the University of Iowa, I served a year in Vietnam as a Navy dentist to a battalion of Marines south of Da Nang. When the military service was over, I set up a dental practice in Madison, WI.
Dentistry is an excellent profession that I enjoy. Meeting patients, getting to know them, attending courses on new techniques of treatment and working with a dental staff that have been together for many years make it a profession that is very enjoyable. My hobbies include ballroom dancing, physical fitness, attending plays in theatre, and reading. I have two sons: one in Boston, MA and one in Japan."
Credentials and Memberships
- American Dental Association
- Wisconsin Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Received Mastership Award from Academy of General Dentistry
- Earned over 1100 hours of Continuing Education credits