Yesterday afternoon Governor Kim Reynolds issued a
regarding dental services. Below is the section of the proclamation that refers directly to dental offices.
SECTION ONE. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa Department of Public Health, I hereby order that
effective at 5:00 a.m. on May 8, 2020
and continuing until this disaster proclamation expires:
A. A dentist and his or her dental staff may resume providing any dental services if the dentist complies with the following requirements:
- All dental services are provided in compliance with the Guidelines for the Safe Transition Back to Practice adopted by the Iowa Dental Board on May 5, 2020.
- The dentist has adequate inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE) and access to a reliable supply chain without relying on state or local PPE stockpiles to comply with the Guidance for Returning to Work During COVID-19.
- The dentist has a plan to conserve PPE consistent with guidance from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health.
B. The performance of any dental procedures except in compliance with paragraph A continue to be prohibited.
C. This order shall be enforced by Iowa Dental Board investigators or their designees who, pursuant to Iowa Code § 153.33(1)(b), shall have the powers and status of peace officers when enforcing this order.