Annual Regulatory Plan

Executive Order No. 9 requires the Iowa Dental Board to annually submit a regulatory plan by August 1 listing each "regulatory action" (each potential rule currently under active consideration or development within the agency excluding those rules that do not have a substantial impact on the legal rights, privileges, or duties of persons) that the agency reasonably expects to issue in proposed or final form in that fiscal year or thereafter. 

The purpose of the Board is to protect public health, safety, and welfare by administering, interpreting, and enforcing the provisions of law that relate to the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting. In pursuit of this mission, the Board performs these primary functions:

  • Administers examinations for the testing of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants;
  • Issues licenses, registrations, certificates, and permits to qualified practitioners;
  • Sets standards for license, registration, and permit renewal and continuing education;
  • Enforces Iowa laws regulating the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting;
  • Investigates complaints concerning violations of the dental practice act and rules;
  • Conducts disciplinary hearings and monitors the compliance of licensees or registrants with Board orders; and
  • Adopts rules and establishes standards for practitioners pursuant to its authority under the Iowa Code and administrative rules.

2019-2020 Regulatory Plan of the Iowa Dental Board

Chapter # and Title

Description of Action, Reason, & Alternatives

Legal Basis for Action

Schedule for Action

Chapter 16, ""Prescribing, Administering and Dispensing Drugs"; Chapter 25, "Continuing Education"; and Chapter 30, "Discipline" Update rules to match requirements of 2018 legislation, DEA and Iowa Board of Pharmacy changes/updates. Iowa Code Chapter 153.2 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 27 "Standards of Practice and Principles of Professional Ethics" Teledentistry Rules Iowa Code Chapter 153.13, 153.15, 153.33, 153.38 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 29 "Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia" Review requirements for allowing sedation in dental offices by CRNAs or MDs, and related requirements. Iowa Code Chapter 153.13, 153.15, 153.33, 153.38 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 10, “General Requirements”; Chapter 15, "Fees"; Chapter 20, "Dental Assistants"; and Chapter 23 (new), "Expanded Functions"  Expanded function rules need to be revisited to provide clarity on some functions.  Language may need to be added regarding minimum requirements for training and resubmission of courses.  Iowa Code Chapter 153.15 and 153.38 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 30, "Discipline"; Chapter 34, "Student Loan Default/Noncompliance with Agreement for Payment of Obligation" Update student loan default/non-compliance to match changes to Iowa Code in 2019 SF 304. Iowa Code Chapter 272C.4 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 52, "Military Service & Veteran Reciprocity" Add language to include spouses for consideration as part of military service and veteran reciprocity rules pursuant to 2019 HF288. Iowa Code Chapter 272C.4 Amendments Adopted
Chapter 25, "Continuing Education" Update mandatory reporter training requirements pursuant to 2019 HF731 Iowa Code Chapter 232.69 NOIA Approved 8/2/2019
Chapter 20, "Dental Assistants" and Chapter 22, "Dental Assistant Radiography Qualification" Review remediation requirements, requirements for obtaining and reinstating a radiography qualification, and related requirements. Iowa Code Chapter 153.38, 153.39, 147.10, 147.11, and 272C.2 NOIA Approved 9/27/2019
Chapter 20, "Dental Assistants" and Chapter 22, "Dental Assistant Radiography Qualification" Review requirements for obtaining and reinstating a radiography qualification, and related requirements. Iowa Code Chapter 153.38, 153.39, 147.10, 147.11, and 272C.2  
Chapter 13, "Special Licenses"  Review rules for special licenses. (e.g. resident dental license, faculty permit) Iowa Code Chapter 153.22 and 153.37  
Chapter 35, "Iowa Practitioner Review Committee" Review program eligibility. Iowa Code Chapters 153 and 272C  
Chapter 27 “Discontinuation of Practice” These rules need to be updated to reflect new practice structures. Iowa Code Chapter 153.33(8), 153.34 and 147.76  
Chapter 10, "General Requirements" General updates, update cross references in 10.3(1)b to chapter 29 (29.6(4),(5)). Iowa Code Chapter 153.15, 153.33A  
Chapter 27, "Retention of Records" Consider updates to 27.11(2) with respect to study models and casts, taking newer technology into account when determining what (digital) models should be retained with the pt. record. Iowa Code Chapters 153 and 272C.  
Chapter 14, "Renewal & Reinstatement" Consider a requirement for obtaining/requiring NPBD self-query results for reinstatement, reactivation.  (We currently require this for new licenses.) Iowa Code Chapter 153  
Chapter 11, "Graduates of Foreign Dental Schools" Review rules for consideration of updates/changes. Iowa Code Chapters 147 and 153  

*Schedule subject to change.

Any questions or comments regarding the plan should be addressed to:

Agency Rules Administrator
Iowa Dental Board
400 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-4687 
Email: IDB@iowa.gov 
Phone: 515-281-5157
Fax: 515-281-7969 

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