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Iowa Passes Law Allowing Retired Dental Professionals to Provide Volunteer Dental Services

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The Iowa legislature passed HF 202 establishing a retired volunteer license for retired dental professionals. Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill into law on March 31, 2015. 

This licensure will allow retired dentists and dental hygienists to provide pro-bono oral health services. To apply for the license, the dental professional must have held an active license within the past five years (or apply for a waiver by demonstration of knowledge). There is no fee to apply for the retired volunteer license, and those practicing under such a license are barred from charging for services. Retired licensees will be subject to all rules and regulations governing the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene.

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