Important Information for Patients about a Safe Return to Patient Care at the College of Dentistry

Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 the College of Dentistry begins Phase One of “Return to Patient Care.”

For the safety of all, the college is limiting the types of procedures that will be performed as well as the numbers of patients, faculty, and staff in our building. Treatment will initially be limited to:

  • Emergency evaluation and treatment
  • Essential non-emergency treatment limited to faculty and resident clinics
  • Patients in high risk groups will not be seen, except for emergencies.
  • No dental treatment in our dental student clinics will take place until the fall semester. Patients in our student clinics will be contacted over the summer months about resuming care.

What you can expect:

  • Teledentistry by a dentist may be used to screen emergencies and appointments and offer consultations.
  • Phone screenings will take place 1-2 days before an appointment to inquire about symptoms and temperature.
  • Everyone entering the building will be screened for symptoms and temperature.
  • Wearing a MASK will be a requirement. You (and your escort, if approved) will be expected to wear your own mask into the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Masks must be kept on all times except during treatment.
  • Escorts will be permitted for minors and dependent adults and patients having sedation.
  • Safe distancing practices will be observed in all areas of the building.
  • We will do our best to allow more time between patients to reduce waiting times for you. We appreciate your patience!
  • Our cafeteria is closed at this time.
  • You will not be permitted to enter the building to pay a bill or make an appointment.
    • ​​To schedule an appointment call the College of Dentistry at 319-335-7499.
    • To pay a bill go on line at www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/payment or call 319-335-9451.

Thank you for your support of our educational mission at the College of Dentistry. Your trust and loyalty is important to us and we look forward to seeing you again. 

In the meantime, stay safe, practice good oral health at home, and call us if you need us!