Adopted and Filed

Board-approved specialty—orofacial pain, 26.4(2)“b”

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ARC 6674C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to orofacial pain

The Dental Board hereby amends Chapter 26, "Advertising," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 147.76 and 153.39.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 153.33 and 153.34.

Purpose and Summary

This amendment adds orofacial pain as a Board-approved specialty recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA recognizes the American Board of Orofacial Pain as the national certifying board for orofacial pain.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on September 7, 2022, as ARC 6513C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Board on October 21, 2022.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to rule 650—7.4(17A,147,153).

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on December 21, 2022.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Amend paragraph 26.4(2)"b" as follows:

b. The indicated area of specialty must be board-approved. Board-approved ADA specialties are as follows: dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orofacial pain, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral and maxillofacial radiology. Board-approved ABDS specialties are as follows: oral implantology/implant dentistry, oral medicine, orofacial pain, and anesthesiology.

[Filed 10/26/22, effective 12/21/22]

[Published 11/16/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 11/16/22.

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  • Board-approved specialty—orofacial pain, 26.4(2)“b”
  • Published on 11/16/2022
  • Adopted and Filed

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Rule 650-26.4(2)"b"
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