MEET THE ORTHODONTISTS
Dr. David Meyer was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Iowa, and then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He attended the University of Louisville for his orthodontic residency, receiving a master’s degree in Oral Biology and a specialty degree in orthodontics. He has been practicing orthodontics in Dubuque since 1989.
Dr. Meyer is affiliated with many dental organizations, including the American Dental Association and the Iowa Dental Association. He is a member and past president of the Dubuque District Dental Society and the Dubuque County Dental Society. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists and the Iowa Society of Orthodontists, of which he served as president in 2017. Dr. Meyer is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also holds a faculty position at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics.
Dr. Meyer is very active in his community and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque. He has also served as a coach in a youth basketball league for many years.
Dr. Meyer loves being an orthodontist and cherishes the relationships he has built with his patients and their families. He is inspired by creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Outside of his orthodontic interests, Dr. Meyer enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active and physically fit and is a huge fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes. He particularly enjoys “lively debates” with the many Cyclone and Badger fans who come to the office. He and his wife, Lori, have three children: Anthony (AJ), Quinn and Dietrich.
Dr. Chad Morarend is a native of Dubuque who attended Loras College after graduating from Dubuque Senior High School. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2000 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Over the next five years he practiced general dentistry in Dubuque, during which time he also served as a lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve.
While collaborating on orthodontic cases with Dr. Meyer and Dr. Hemphill, Dr. Morarend became interested in orthodontics and was accepted into the Orthodontics Residency Program at the University of Iowa, where he received a master’s degree and specialty certificate. Shortly after graduation, his research thesis was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Morarend is a member of the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association, the Dubuque County Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Midwest Society of Orthodontists, and is on the board of directors for the Iowa Society of Orthodontists. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Dr. Morarend is very active in the community and has been involved in Boy Scouts for many years. He served several years as Cubmaster at Kennedy Elementary School and as Scoutmaster of Troop 51. He enjoys the annual high-adventure trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota that he organizes for the Scouts and their families. He takes great pride in the fact that all four of his sons are Eagle Scouts.
Outside of the office, Dr. Morarend’s interests vary widely. He has been an avid woodworker for over 30 years but also enjoys welding, home-improvement projects and restoring antique tractors. He and his wife Kim have an extensive vegetable garden and grow as much of their food as they can. He is also an avid beekeeper and practices martial arts with his sons. Dr. Morarend and Kim have four sons: triplets Matthew, Luke and John, and Peter, who is three years younger.
Dr. Eric Meyer was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Iowa and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He completed his orthodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University, receiving a master of science (MS) degree and certificate in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
He first became interested in orthodontics after working as a lab technician for his uncle, Dr. David Meyer, and Dr. Chad Morarend throughout high school, college and dental school.
Dr. Eric believes in early recognition and treatment of dental and skeletal problems with an emphasis on creating healthy and esthetic smiles. He treats patients with traditional braces as well as other advanced techniques including Invisalign®, MEAW and temporary anchorage devices (TADs).
Dr. Eric is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Education Association, the Southern Association of Orthodontics and the Florida Dental Association.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Eric enjoys the outdoors and physical activities, including running an occasional marathon.