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  • Iowa Dentist Featured in ADA Event

    On Friday, March 20, IDA Member Dr. Sara Stuefen participated in an ADA Facebook Live event answering questions on dental benefit issues.
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  • EPA's New Rule and Compliance Assistance

    In June of 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted a new regulation to reduce the amount of mercury discharged from dental offices into city sanitary sewers. Mercury along with other metals can be found in dental amalgam used in fillings. This regulation requires offices who either place or remove amalgam to capture and safely dispose of the waste amalgam.
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  • Update on Prescribing Rules

    The Iowa Dental Board is currently promulgating rules to implement HF 2377, otherwise known as the "Opioid Bill," which was signed into law in May 2018. The timeline for implementation of these rules has been revised, and they are now tentatively slated to go into effect on May 29, 2019.
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