Panora Welcomes New Dental Clinic

posted on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in News

IADG and our development partners have come together to make a new dental clinic in Panora a reality. Dr. Larry Spray, recent graduate of the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, and Downing Construction have partnered to develop the new dental practice. Downing will construct and provide initial financing for the clinic, and Dr. Spray will provide dental services and manage the practice. Dr. Spray’s Clinic is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013. IADG partners with Delta Dental on the FIND Project (Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists). This program is designed to help address dental health care shortage areas as well as recruit and keep dental school graduates in Iowa.

Through the Ripple Effect Program, a partnership alliance between Iowa Network Services (INS) and IADG, additional funding may become available through the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant (REDL&G) program via Panora Communications, which is the only eligible entity in Panora to participate in this USDA program. Ripple Effect also provides important technical assistance to support projects. For more information on FIND and Ripple Effect, contact Sue Cosner at