May 14, 2020 | Issue 43
New Content Added to ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
Temporary License Guidance Focus of Next IDB Meeting
Voting on temporary license guidance for dental and dental hygiene applications will be the first order of business during the Iowa Dental Board (IDB) meeting on  Friday, May 15 beginning at 8:30 AM . The full agenda and information about how to access the meeting are available on the IDB website .
Dental Offices Continue to Receive Iowa Small Business Relief Program Funds
The lists from the third phase of funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Iowa Small Business Relief Program continue to contain dental offices. Information as of May 13 reports more than $2.7 million in grants has been award to 117 dental offices in 45 counties. As a reminder, the IEDA is awarding funds to those who submitted applications by the March 31 due date and has no plans to take new applications at this time. To view lists of those who have received funds, visit the IEDA website.
The New “Normal” For You and Your Family
March has always been a month of change. The old saying, “March comes in like a lion and out like lamb," illustrates this. Of course, no one knew what changes this March would bring, from going to work and school as household norms to families and partners now being together nearly 24/7. As dental offices reopen, now is the time to think about how to have the satisfaction of work while making time for more of the incredible memories that you have made with your partner and family during the past couple of months. A new  guide  from ADA Practice Transitions can help with important work-life balance conversations to sync your career goals with that of your partner/family as you navigate this new normal together.