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IDA Hosting Fall CE Webinar Series

IDA is excited to bring dentists and staff nationally renowned speakers during the Fall CE Webinar Series. Earn up to 7.5 CEUs!

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Gordon Christensen Kicking Off CE Series

Dr. Gordon Christensen kicks off the Fall CE Webinar Series with his presentation on the future of dentistry on Sept. 25.

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Dental Sleep Medicine Webinar Oct. 2

Join dental sleep medicine expert Dr. Gy Yatros for Dental Sleep Medicine: You CAN Do This, You SHOULD Do This at 1:30 PM on October 2.


Election Update Webinar Sept. 29

Members are invited to join IDA contract lobbyist David Adelman on September 29 at 6:00 PM for an overview of the upcoming election.


Sept. 18 Virtual Townhall On-Demand

Members may now access the September 18 IDA Virtual Townhall on-demand to learn more about current issues affecting dentistry.


IDB Guidelines Extended

Gov. Reynolds: All dental offices must comply with the IDB's Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice through October 18.


Giving a Voice to Iowa Dentists

A contribution to IDPAC helps give Iowa dentists a voice at the capitol and allows us to support candidates who value dental health.

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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 1863, the IDA is home to over 1,800 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 80% 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 Issues New Proclamation Allowing Dental Offices to Reopen for Non-Essential Services Starting May 8

On ​May 6, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation regarding dental services. Below is the section of the proclamation that refers directly to dental offices. 


SECTION ONE.  Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I hereby order that effective at 5:00 a.m. on May 8, 2020 and continuing until this disaster proclamation expires:

A.  A dentist and his or her dental staff may resume providing any dental services if the dentist complies with the following requirements:

  1. All dental services are provided in compliance with the Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice adopted by the Iowa Dental Board on May 5, 2020.
  2. The dentist has adequate inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE) and access to a reliable supply chain without relying on state or local PPE stockpiles to comply with the Guidance for Returning to Work During COVID-19.
  3. The dentist has a plan to conserve PPE consistent with guidance from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health.

B. The performance of any dental procedures except in compliance with paragraph A continue to be prohibited.

C.  This order shall be enforced by Iowa Dental Board investigators or their designees who, pursuant to Iowa Code § 153.33(1)(b), shall have the powers and status of peace officers when enforcing this order.


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