Rulemaking Docket

This rulemaking docket contains all of the rules currently in process by the Dental Board, from the time the rules are noticed until their effective date.

You may comment on proposed rules until the end of the comment period as specified in the rule as noted.

Historical Rulemaking Dockets:

To review historical copies of the rulemaking dockets, please see below.  The pages are stored by year: 2019 | 2018 | 2017

Current Rulemaking Docket (2020-2021)

Chapter(s) Description Notice of Intended Action Deadline for Public Comment Date of Board Vote Final Outcome Effective Date
25 Update mandatory reporter training requirements pursuant to 2019 HF731. 8/2/2019 10/25/2019 11/15/2019 Adopted & Filed 2/5/2020
20, 22 Review remediation requirements for dental assistants. 9/27/2019 12/20/2019 1/24/2020 Adopted & Filed 4/1/2020
25 Consider addition of volunteer services for continuing education credit. 8/7/2020 10/16/2020 11/13/2020*    
11, 12 Consider addition of mankin-based exam options for dentists and clean up language regarding minimum passing score requirements. 9/25/2020 11/30/2020 12/9/2020*    
20, 22 Review requirements for registration and qualification as a dental assistant.          
13 Review rules for special licenses. (e.g. Resident licenses, faculty permits)          
35 Review Iowa Practitioner Review Committee eligibility.          
27 Review requirements for discontinuation of practice to reflect new practice structures.          
10 Review and update.  Includes dental hygiene scope of practice.          
11 Review and update foreign graduate rules.          
13 Review and update.  Includes faculty permit, resident licenses and special licenses.          
14 Consider addition of NPBD self-query requirement for reinstatement.          
27 Review and update record retention records, discontinuation of practice.          
7 Eliminate reference to variance in compliance with HF 2389          
1 Review definition of personal supervision for clarification.          

*Schedule subject to change.

You may comment on proposed rule making:

  • In writing to Iowa Dental Board, 400 SW 8th Street, Suite D, Des Moines, IA 50309.
  • At the public hearing, if applicable.
  • Via e-mail to
  • Via fax at (515) 281-7969.

You may inspect the rulemaking record containing all written submissions on the rule, a copy of any regulatory analysis, fiscal impact statement, or concise statement prepared for the rule, if applicable, and any objections to the rule by contacting the Board office at the address above.

Printed from the website on January 20, 2021 at 3:32am.