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Growth in a Flat Dental Economy

Join Dr. Chris Salierno for an exclusive members-only webinar on Monday, June 21 at 6:00 PM.

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Fulfill Opioids CE Requirement for Free!

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, presents Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing on-demand.

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IMOM2021 Goes Local!

Dental offices are invited to host their own IMOM Local clinic in place of a large-scale IMOM this year. Sign up to learn more!

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Free Infection Control CE On-Demand

For the second year in a row, IDA is excited to offer a free infection control webinar for all - now available on-demand!

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Medicaid Provider FAQ Updated

The exclusive Medicaid Provider FAQ for members has been updated to address questions submitted to IDA by fellow dentists.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar On-Demand

Experienced dental CPA Allen Schiff shares the latest on PPP loan forgiveness, the ERTC, and more in this member-exclusive webinar!

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Secure access to timely communications, exclusive content, and the largest network of your peers in Iowa by renewing your dues now.

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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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Protecting Patients’ Smiles Bill Signed into Law

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Beginning July 1, patients seeking orthodontic treatment, such as braces or aligners, will need to show proof of a dental examination within the previous six months or have a dental examination before beginning treatment. 

This law signed by Governor Reynolds on Thursday, May 20 is designed to protect Iowans. “Beginning orthodontic treatment with undiagnosed or untreated gum disease, cavities, or other oral health conditions can lead to costly and permanent issues such as tooth loss or a crooked bite,” says Representative Steve Bradley, a dentist from Cascade, and a leading force behind the passage of the law proposed by IDA.

“This law ensures patients’ smiles are protected by requiring orthodontic treatment be preceded by a dental exam to catch any potential issues before it is too late,” stated Representative Tom Jeneary, a retired dentist from LeMars, who introduced and managed the bill.

Joining the IDA in supporting this law are the American Association of Orthodontists, SmileDirectClub, Delta Dental of Iowa, and the Iowa Dental Board.

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