Welcome to the Iowa Dental Board's public information homepage. This page contains the public orders that the Board has issued. The orders are listed in chronological order based on date issued by the Board.
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Documents from 2021
|DOCUMENT FROM MAY 11, 2021|
The Interim Director approved an Order lifting the temporary suspension of Dr. Taoran Zhang's license. Dr. Zhang's license will be on probation for two years subject to compliance with a number of conditions, which are established in the combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement and Final Order dated April 28, 2021.
|DOCUMENT FROM THE APRIL 28, 2021 TELECONFERENCE|
Taoran Zhang, D.D.S., of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dr. Zhang was charged with failure to comply with standard precautions for preventing and controlling infection diseases and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to infection control as "required" or "recommended" for dentistry by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United Stated Department of Health and Human Services and the Iowa occupational safety and health administration; failure to maintain adequate safety and sanitary conditions for a dental office; and delegating any acts to any registrant that are beyond the training or education of the registrant, or that are otherwise prohibited by Board rule.
The Order also includes a temporary suspension of Dr. Zhang's license until Dr. Zhang completes Board-approved training in infection control and identifies a proposed infection control monitor, who will be subject to approval by the Board. Thereafter, Dr. Zhang's license will be placed on probation for two years subject to compliance with a number of conditions. Dr. Zhang was also assessed a $5,000 civil penalty. There is no hearing on this matter, as this is a combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement and Final Order.
|DOCUMENT FROM THE FEBRUARY 26, 2021 TELECONFERENCE|
On January 28, 2021, the Board held a hearing regarding the suspension of Thomas Cooney, D.D.S. On February 26, 2021, the Board approved the following Order, which upholds the suspension, but allows Dr. Cooney to request that it be lifted if certain conditions are met.
The Board is scheduled to hold a hearing on the remaining issues in the Matter of Thomas Cooney, D.D.S. on Friday, March 19, 2021.
|DOCUMENTS FROM THE JANUARY 6, 2021 BOARD MEETING|
Thomas Cooney, D.D.S., of Indianola, Iowa. Dr. Cooney has been charged with the following counts:
The Order also included an emergency adjudicative order, which suspended the license indefinitely. The emergency adjudicative order was effective immediately and will remain in effect until further Order of the Board. A hearing has been scheduled in this Matter for January 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the hearing will be held electronically.