April 7, 2020 | Issue 15
Yes, You Can Apply for Both EIDL and PPP Loans
There has been much confusion surrounding the Small Business Association (SBA) loan programs, known as the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Early information on these loans indicated that businesses could only apply for either the EIDL or the PPP loans.

The SBA has provided additional clarification, and businesses, including dentist offices, may apply for both the EIDL and PPP loans.
Governor's Daily Press Conferences Continue
Governor Kim Reynolds' daily press conferences have moved to 11:00 AM. Access the press conferences via Facebook and on many local news channels.

The governor issues daily press releases regarding the status of COVID-19's effect on Iowans. Click here to access the most recent press release.
Indirect Restorations Live Webinar this Thursday
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The first webinar in the IDA CE series will be broadcast on Thursday, April 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. By attending the live webinar, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and correspond directly with the presenter, as well as earn 3 CEUs approved by the Iowa Dental Board for licensure requirements.

Join Dr. Jack Griffin as he presents Doc, It Was Never a Problem Until You "Fixed" It! Part 1: Indirect Restorations . During this presentation, time will be spent learning BIOACTIVE and CAD/CAM that can provide the most biofriendly, long lasting restorations ever. Learn how to prep fast for success, do great build-ups, and simplify esthetic post placement with new universal bonding materials that decrease sensitivity and increase longevity. Participants will leave this course better equipped to do it right the first time.

The cost of this webinar is $75 for members, hygienists, assistants, and office staff. Retired Life Members and dental students may register at no charge.
Click here for information on more upcoming webinars, including Dr. Griffin’s Doc, It Was Never a Problem Until You "Fixed" It! Part 2: Direct Restorations live webinar on Friday, April 10. Not able to make the live webinar? All live webinars will be recorded, and on-demand versions will be available for purchase two business days following the live presentations.
PPE Donations Continue
IDA continues to track the amount of PPE being donated by Iowa dentists. If you have not done so already, please contact IDA with a list of the items donated and the name of the facility donated to.

For those willing to donate, please complete the donation form.

Follow us on Facebook to view pictures that dentists have submitted delivering donations and be sure to tag us in your donation posts.

Thank you to the dentists who have recently donated or volunteered to donate PPE:

  • Dr. Marty Halbur, Carroll
  • Dr. Carolyn Larsen, Davenport
  • Dr. James Larsen, Davenport
Register to Serve in the Iowa Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers
Interested individuals are encouraged to register as a willing and able volunteer through the Iowa Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers (i-SERV) – the Iowa Department of Public Health's secure online registry for individuals wishing to volunteer in the event of a large-scale disaster or public health emergency. Volunteers maintain the option to accept or decline any opportunity. Due to the Governor’s Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration, individuals who volunteer to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic are granted liability immunity for their service. Volunteering for this disaster response will not impact unemployment benefits for those who are receiving them as a result of their clinic temporarily shutting down.