Today the Iowa Dental Board (IDB) approved
for reopening dental offices. IDB is planning to deliver these guidelines with a
joint letter of support
from IDA and the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association to Governor Kim Reynolds today, demonstrating the dental community is united in opening offices. Keep in mind this united front in no way guarantees the governor will lift the restrictions on dental offices before May 15.
As a reminder, when the restrictions on non-emergent care are lifted, dental offices are not required to open at that time. Dentists are encouraged to use their professional judgement in considering when to reopen. The IDA Task Force on Reopening Offices will release its supplemental recommendations and resources on the IDA website early next week.