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Background Information

Employment History

President
Minnesota Dental Association

President
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations

Board Member
Minnesota Dental Association

Trustee
Minnesota Dental Association

Board Member
Grand Rapids Library Foundation

Board Member
Itasca County YMCA

Board Member
Itasca Recreation Association

Co-Founder
Tall Timber Days

Education

D.D.S.



Loyola School of Dentistry



Ripon College

Web References (32 Total References)


Minnesota Dental Association - Board of Directors

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Dr. Lee Jess 501 Pokegama Avenue Suite 101 Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-326-3231 Fax: 218-326-4619 lmjess@mchsi.com


Minnesota Dental Association - News

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DR. LEE JESS RECEIVES

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Dr. Lee Jess of Grand Rapids was selected as the 2012 Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) Guest of Honor at the Association's annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting, held at St. Paul's RiverCentre. He was honored by nearly 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the convention.
Dr. Jess has been actively engaged in the dental profession and important causes for over 40 years. He has been involved with organized dentistry at the district, state and national levels. He has been a member of the Northeastern District Dental Society for 48 years, serving as chairperson of numerous committees and as a delegate to the MDA House of Delegates. He was a trustee to the MDA Board for six years and served as MDA president in 2008-09.
Dr. Jess has been involved with many emerging issues in the field of dentistry locally and throughout the nation. Twenty years ago, he helped to create a program in Itasca County to assure access to dental care for low income populations. That program is still successfully operating today. He continues to work diligently for causes in support of underserved populations, including participating every year in the MDA's annual Give Kids a Smile program. Currently, Dr. Jess serves on the Mission of Mercy Task Force where he has taken a leadership role in fundraising activities. In addition, he serves on the Minnesota Dental Foundation Board of Directors and has helped spearhead new efforts to increase donations.


Minnesota Dental Association - Archives 2008

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Grand Rapids Dentist Dr. Lee Jess Elected President Of Minnesota Dental Association

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - - Dr. Lee Jess, D.D.S., who has a long-established practice in Grand Rapids, MN has been elected president of the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) by his peers. Dr. Jess was chosen at the annual House of Delegates meeting of the Minnesota Dental Association held in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Sept. 19-20.
Dr. Jess has been actively engaged in leading the dental profession, from mentoring students interested in careers in dentistry (one of whom is now a full-time employee in his office) to serving in national leadership roles.
In accepting the new position as MDA president, Dr. Jess said, "It is an honor to lead one of the best dental associations in the country at a time when the number one issue is ensuring access to quality dental care for all Minnesotans. We have important decisions that need to be made wisely."
Dr. Jess has been involved with emerging issues in the field of dentistry locally and throughout the nation. Twenty years ago, he helped to create a program in Itasca County to assure access to dental care for low income populations which is still successfully operating today and treats thousands of patients each year. In just the last three months, he has met with more than half of all of the leaders of state dental organizations in the United States to learn about the issues in dentistry nationwide. He is currently chair of the Midwestern region of the American Dental Association (ADA) known as the 10th District. He has also served as a trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association Board for six years.
He has always been an active member of his community, serving in leadership and fundraising positions for scores of civic, fine arts, conservation and sporting associations, as well as his church. He has served as president of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. He was also the chair and headed fundraising efforts for the Itasca Community College Foundation, and served as a board member for the Itasca County YMCA, the Grand Rapids Library Foundation, and Itasca Recreation Association. He is also a co-founder of the "Tall Timber Days" celebration, and a 40-year member of the Grand Rapids Kiwanis. Dr. Jess graduated from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin and the Loyola School of Dentistry in Chicago. He and his wife, Mary Jo, live in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


Minnesota Dental Association - Minnesota Dental Foundation Board of Directors

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Dr. Lee Jess 501 Pokegama Avenue Suite 101 Grand Rapids, MN 55744 218-326-3231 Fax: 218-326-4619 drjess@2z.net


MDA Leadership Directory

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Lee Jess, 1st Vice President

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