"I’ve spent many years pursuing my passion for orthodontics. I know the positive effects it can have on a patient’s life and that is why I still enjoy coming into the office every day. Working with young people is the best way to stay young at heart!"
Education and Continuing Education
Dr. Loucks is a native of Grinnell and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College with a degree in biology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Iowa and was class valedictorian. He completed a full-time residency program at the University of Iowa and earned a Master of Science and a Certificate of Orthodontics. He has been practicing orthodontics in Newton and Grinnell since 1983.
Dr. Loucks is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a former adjunct clinical professor of orthodontics at the University of Iowa. He is a past president of the Iowa Society of Orthodontists and a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontists
- Midwest Society of Orthodontists
- Iowa Society of Orthodontists
- Des Moines Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Iowa Dental Association
- Jasper County Dental Society
Outside the Office
Dr. Loucks chose to remain near his hometown since he wanted to raise his family in the same kind of small-town community in which he grew up. He and his wife, Laura, were high school sweethearts and have three children: Jennifer, Ryan, and Spencer. They also have five grandchildren: William, Aven, Rowen, Samuel and Vaida.
When not at work, Dr. Loucks loves spending time with his grandchildren, going to the movies, and Hawkeye football!