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Iowa Code & Rules

Iowa Statute and Regulations

» Code of Iowa
View the state law that regulates the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting in the state of Iowa. (Iowa Code chapters 153, 147, and 272C)

» Iowa Administrative Code 650 - Board Rules - published March 8, 2023
View the Dental Board rules that regulate the practice dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting in the state of Iowa.

» Jurisprudence for Dental Professionals - v. March 8, 2023
Iowa Code chapters 147, 153, 272C; and Iowa Administrative Code 650.  May be used in conjunction with the jurisprudence examinations.  Please note: Handwritten notes are not allowed if you intend to use this booklet during the exam.

Executive Order Number 10

On January 10, 2023, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order Number 10. The executive order applies to all agencies with rulemaking authority. Tentative EO10 Regulatory Review Schedule.



Learn how the administrative rules process works here.

Petitions for Rule Waiver

» Petition for Rule Waiver
Iowa Administrative Code 650--Chapter 7 establishes the process whereby an individual may request a waiver, in whole or in part, of the provisions of rule.  Please note: Regulations established in Iowa Code are not subject to waiver, nor are some of the provisions in Iowa Administrative Code 650 as noted. Failure to demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of all of these items will result in the denial of a waiver request.

In order for a rule waiver to be approved by the Board, the waiver needs to demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of all of the following:
      a.   The application of the rule would impose an undue hardship on the person for whom the waiver is requested;
      b.   The waiver from the requirements of the rule in the specific case would not prejudice the substantial legal rights of any person;
      c.   The provisions of the rule subject to the petition for a waiver are not specifically mandated by statute or another provision of law; and
      d.   Substantially equal protection of public health, safety, and welfare will be afforded by a means other than that prescribed in the particular rule for which the waiver is requested.

For further information about submitting a rule waiver, please contact the Board office at, or 515-242-6369.

Information from the Board

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Any questions or comments regarding any of the information above should be addressed to:

Agency Rules Administrator
Iowa Dental Board

400 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-4687 
Phone: 515-281-5157
Fax: 515-281-7969