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Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems

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Mission

Protecting the health and wellness of every Iowan through the prevention and early detection of dental disease and through the promotion of optimal oral health.

What We Do

Promotes and advances health behaviors to reduce the risk of oral diseases and improve the oral health status of all Iowans. Programs, like I-Smile™, are in place targeting pregnant women, children, youth, and adults for the prevention, early identification, referral, and treatment of oral disease. These programs have been implemented in schools, maternal and child health agencies, public dental health clinics, and other community-based settings. 

I-Smile™ is a statewide program that connects Iowans with dental, medical, and community resources to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness.

Contact Information

Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, MPA, CPM, FACD, FICD
State Public Health Dental Director
Bureau Chief

Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-1721
Toll free: 1-866-528-4020
Fax: (515) 242-6384

Resources

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