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About Us

The Iowa Dental Board is the state agency charged with the overall responsibility for regulating the professions of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting in the state of Iowa.

The Board consists of nine (9) members appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Iowa Senate, to serve three-year terms. Five (5) members are licensed dentists, two (2) members are licensed dental hygienists, and two (2) members represent the public. 

Our Mission

The Board's mission is to ensure that all Iowans receive professional, competent, and safe dental health care of the highest quality. In pursuit of this mission, the Iowa Dental Board performs a number of functions.  The Board issues licenses registrations, permits, and qualifications to qualified practitioners.  The Board establishes requirements for examination for the purposes of licensing and registration.  The Board also set standards for continuing education and renewal.

​The Iowa Dental Board also adopts rules and establishes regulations for the standard of care pursuant to its authority under Iowa Code.  It enforces Iowa law, which regulate the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene and dental assisting.  The Board investigates complaints concerning violations of the dental practice act, and Board rules.  In the course of investigation into potential violations of law, the Board may also conduct disciplinary hearings, and actively monitors the compliance of licensees with orders issued by the Board as a result of disciplinary action.

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