The Dr. Rhys B. Jones Dental Health Center
Please note: On March 16, the Iowa Dental Association announced their recommendation that all Iowa dentists should provide only emergency dental care and medically necessary care to our patients until May 4. The health and safety of our patients, staff and community is our priority. While we are postponing all elective dental care during this time frame, we will provide emergency care on a case-by-case basis. If you feel your child has a dental emergency, please call the Dental Health Center at (319)369-7730.
Signs of a dental emergency:
- Extreme pain
- Tooth abscess or pus
- Cracked or chipped tooth
The Dr. Rhys B. Jones Dental Health Center name honors longtime director Rhys B. Jones, DDS, MS, who provided the Center with his vision, passion and leadership. He dedicated his entire career to improving the dental health of low-income children and developmentally disabled adults in our community. Dr. Jones died suddenly in April 2012.
Providing quality, comprehensive dental services for those in need of
financial assistance since 1976. We provide routine dental care with an emphasis on prevention and
education to infants and children through the age of 18 and disabled people of any age who are also eligible for services. Our service area includes Cedar Rapids and surrounding counties in east central Iowa.
Our goal is to give children of all ages a positive experience when going to the dentist. We are kid friendly and staffed with dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists with pediatric and special care experience.
Prevention & Outreach Program
DHC dental hygienists visit local schools to provide dental screenings and dental sealants. The hygienists visit most schools in Linn County and help families access dental care for children.
To qualify for dental services, patients must be:
- Financially eligible (based on income and family size).
- Not covered under private insurance.
- Title-19 (Medicaid) and HAWK-I programs accepted.
- Infant, child or adolescent through high school.
- Developmentally disabled adult or child.