CONTACT: C. LINDON LARSON
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9569; fax (319) 335-8034
University of Iowa provides free dental care for children with disabilities
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa children and young adults with disabilities
who are from low-income families are eligible for free dental care through
a program coordinated by the University of Iowa.
The statewide program, Dental Care for Persons with Disabilities, is
administered by the department of pediatric dentistry at the UI College
of Dentistry, the University Hospital School and the Iowa Department of
To qualify, participants must be younger than 21 and have a physical,
emotional or developmental disability. Participants' family income must
total less than 185 percent of federal poverty guidelines.
Those eligible for the program can receive preventive and restorative
dental treatment, including examinations and dental sealants. Because funding
for the program is limited, orthodontic or comprehensive aesthetic dental
reconstruction is not available.
Dental services are provided at the University Hospital School and 11
private dental offices around the state. Participating dentists are located
in Carroll, Council Bluffs, Creston, Des Moines, Laurens, Mason City, Monona,
Sioux Center, Sioux City, Waterloo and Waukon.
For more information about the program, contact Ann Alliger, project
coordinator, at (319) 356-1513.