Dental Information

Iowa House File 906 which was passed by the 2007 legislature and is effective July 1, 2008, requires all children entering elementary (K) and High school (9th grade)and Out of State transfer students to have a dental screening.  The purpose of the dental screening requirement is to improve the oral health of Iowa's children.  Dental screenings will facilitate early detection and referral for treatment of dental disease; reduce the incidence, impact and cost of dental disease; inform parents and guardians of their children's dental problems; encourage the establishment of effective oral health practices early in life; promote importance of oral health as an integral component of preparation for school nursing and learning and contribute to statewide surveillance of oral health.

Kindergarten requirements:  The certificate of dental screening form must be completed by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, physician assistant or nurse.  A screening completed between the ages of 3-6 years of age is acceptable.  If your student has had a screening during this time frame, take the form back to your provider for their signature and return the form to school.

9th grade/Out of state transfers requirements:  The certificate of dental screening form must be completed by a dentist or dental hygienist only.  A screening completed within one year prior to enrollment to 9th grade is acceptable.  If your student has had a screening during this time frame, take the form back to your provider for their signature and return the form to school.

If you cannot find a dentist or can't afford one, please contact Jacque Roseliep, I Smile Coordinator for Delaware County at the VNA at (563) 556-6200 or (800) 862-6133 with any questions or concerns.

Certificate of Dental Screening Form

Certificate of Dental Exemption Form