Billing, Payment & Insurance
Reduced fees are offered in the student clinics as compensation for the patient’s additional time commitment and for participation in the educational process. The College expects payment for services not covered by insurance or Title XIX, including co-payments, on the day of service. Be aware that a half-down payment is required before extensive procedures such as oral surgery, periodontic surgery, endodontic treatment, and prosthodontic treatment, are begun. Payments may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Patients may request an installment plan for more extensive treatment through the College’s business office. IowaCare members should be aware that the College is not authorized to accept IowaCare for payment.
If you have any questions about your bill, wish to make a payment, or update your insurance, contact us by calling 319-335-7499 or referring to the College of Dentistry list of clinic and support numbers.
- Business Office: 319-335-7440
- Credit card payment: 319-335-9451
- Online credit card payments: http://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/payment
Pre-doctoral Incentive Program (PIP)
The College of Dentistry and the University Benefits Office have created an incentive program in the student clinics for University faculty, staff, and their families who participate in Dental II. Read more.
Iowa Medicaid (Title XIX) Patients
The College of Dentistry is a Iowa Medicaid provider:
More information on covered services.
- The College of Dentistry does not accept Medicaid payments from other states.
IowaCare is a limited health care program offered by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Only designated oral surgery procedures are covered by IowaCare. IowaCare does not cover routine dental procedures. IowaCare will pay for designated oral surgery procedures at two facilities in the state of Iowa:
Hospital Dentistry Institute, UI Hospitals & Clinics
- Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines (Polk Co. residents only) Phone 515-282-2421
The UI College of Dentistry is not authorized to accept IowaCare for payment. You may choose to have your oral surgery procedures done at the College, but you will be responsible for all charges. Oral surgery charges incurred at the College cannot be submitted to IowaCare for payment.
For more information on IowaCare and your dental care at the College of Dentistry, see the fact sheet.