Meet dr. gimer!

Dr. David Gimer is an Iowa native; he attended the U.S. Naval Academy before receiving his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1976.  After serving four years in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, he returned to Iowa to establish a general practice in Iowa Falls in 1980.  He and his wife, Kathy, have two grown children, Emily and Geoff, and three grandchildren.  Emily is a teaching professional, and Geoff is in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program.  

Dave enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, sports, reading, and playing bridge.  He also volunteers as an adjunct faculty member once a week at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. 

Professional achievements include the Diplomat credential from the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry ( and the Fellow credential from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (  He has been nominated by the International College of Dentists.  He has also been a lifetime member of the Iowa Dental Association and past president of the Iowa Academy of General Dentistry.  Beginning in 1988, he began specialty training in Implant Dentistry at the Misch Implant Institute in Dearborn, MI, and has offered surgical and restorative implant services in his office since that time. 

"I feel very blessed with the opportunities I have received for training, in formal schooling, hands-on learning, and countless hours of continuing education.  Most importantly, I treasure the loyal patients and staff members who make every day special in my life.  I look forward to continuing service to my patients and my community and actively giving back as long as I am able." 

We are very privileged to have Dr. Gimer working alongside and mentoring Dr. Bryn as she enters private practice upon her graduation from the same College of Dentistry that he graduated from in 1976.  Though plans of retirement are on the horizon, we are taking full advantage of his time at Iowa River Dentistry!  Don't be surprised if you see Dr. Gimer less and less in the dental office and more and more out and about in Iowa Falls.  He's got big plans for his retirement! Congratulations to Dr. Gimer as he winds down the end of a spectacular career in dentistry! 

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