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WHO TV Highlights Dentists' Donations

WHO TV spoke with IDF Board member Dr. Zach Kouri about his work collecting PPE donations on behalf of the IDA and IDF.

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Mandate: Cease Nonessential Dentistry

The IDB has announced Governor Reynolds' proclamation to suspend nonessential dental services will be in place through April 16.

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Delta Dental COVID-19 Relief

Delta Dental of Iowa and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation announce COVID-19 relief programs to aid Iowa dentists and nonprofits.

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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Resources to help protect your office, staff, and patients.

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Donate PPE

IDA President Dr. Ryan Stuntz calls on fellow IDA members to donate PPE to healthcare facilities fighting COVID-19.

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ADA: Emergency Dental Procedures

The ADA provides guidelines on what constitutes a dental emergency.

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COVID-19 Coding, Billing

ADA has released interim guidance on coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ADA Provides FAQ on COVID-19

Welcome to the Iowa Dental Association

The Iowa Dental Association (IDA) is the premier professional association representing dentists in the state of Iowa.  In existence since 1864, the IDA is home to over 1,700 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 84% of the licensed dentists in the state.  

All IDA member dentists are not only members of the IDA, but also the American Dental Association (ADA) and their local district society.

IDA’s mission is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.  

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Governor Reynolds Signs Disaster Proclamation Following Additional COVID-19 Cases in Iowa

DES MOINES - Gov. Reynolds today signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, activating the disaster response and recovery aspects of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Iowa Emergency Response Plan. The proclamation authorizes state agencies to utilize resources including personnel, equipment and facilities to perform activities necessary to prevent, contain and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated five additional presumptive positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents, bringing the total to 8 presumptive positive cases, all related to travel. All are recovering at home in isolation.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), individuals in four of the new cases reside in Johnson County, were all older adults (61 to 80 years) and were on the same Egyptian cruise as the previous three presumptive positive cases. The remaining individual lives in Pottawattamie County, is a middle-aged adult (41 to 60 years) and recently traveled to California. Testing for the Pottawattamie case was performed in Nebraska.

Governor Reynolds will be holding her weekly press conference on Tuesday, March 10th at 10:30 a.m. to provide an update to the state of Iowa. The press conference is open to credentialed members of the media and will be livestreamed on: https://www.facebook.com/IAGovernor/

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1.

COVID-19 was first linked to an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in Dec. 2019, but cases have subsequently been identified in several countries including the U.S. The first presumptive positive cases in Iowa were identified on March 8.

Iowans can help prevent the spread of illness by following simple daily precautions including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when ill. It is currently flu and respiratory disease season, and IDPH recommends getting the flu vaccine. Influenza activity is widespread  in Iowa and as long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to receive the vaccine.

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