Attention Patients: Information Related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College of Dentistry is committed to putting in place measures intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Reducing the numbers of people in our clinics is a responsible way to protect patients, faculty, staff, and student providers.

*Routine and elective dental appointments have been temporarily suspended. Patients are being notified as their appointments are canceled. If you have an upcoming appointment, the College of Dentistry will contact YOU about rescheduling your appointment if this is necessary.

*Emergency care for pain and swelling is provided by appointment only. For dental emergencies, please call the College of Dentistry at 319-335-7499 and we will ask you a few questions and a triage provider will call you back to assess your dental emergency. Due to health and safety concerns DO NOT arrive at the College of Dentistry without calling. Your dental concern will be evaluated over the phone and the appropriate next steps will be recommended.

*All emergency patients are being screened for travel and flu-like symptoms and will have their temperatures taken. Patients who cannot pass this screening will not be seen and will be counseled on other options for care.

faculty general practice reception areaWelcome to the College of Dentistry!

The College of Dentistry has been serving the dental needs of Iowans since 1882. We are proud to be a leader in professional education, patient service, and dental research. The finest staff, facilities, and equipment are combined with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment techniques and materials to ensure excellent dental care for all ages. Each year approximately 9,000 patients come to the College, resulting in 118,000 patient visits. The large number of patients gives us a depth of experience to treat every dental problem in an appropriate way. Our goal is to treat every patient as our only patient.

 

Patient-centered Care at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics.

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics is committed to follow a model of providing patient care with an emphasis on the patient as the central focus of an organized system of dental care.

The College appreciates its patients, recognizing the important contribution that patients make to the training and education of our dental students. The College of Dentistry strives to deliver high quality dental care in a manner that emphasizes the importance of providers and patients working together to attain the best possible treatment outcomes. Patient-centered care is the delivery of comprehensive dental care, incorporating open communication between the patient and providers and staff, empathy, and collaboration with dental specialists and other healthcare providers. The patient’s needs and preferences for treatment are considered in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the patient’s oral health care. Patient-centered care ensures that the patient is an active participant in his or her dental treatment decisions and that the patient’s values, finances, and expectations for treatment are respected.

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