Who is OHDS?

On January 11, 2011, the Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems (OHDS) was formed within the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) in response to Senate File 2088 - State Government Reorganization. This merger joins two former bureaus within the Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention - Health Care Access and Oral Health - and combines their shared goals of open access to care and optimal health for all Iowans.

OHDS Centers

OHDS has the following two centers of focus:


Contact Information

Bob Russell, DDS, MPH
State Public Health Dental Director
Bureau Chief

Bureau of Oral and Health
Delivery Systems (OHDS)
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 242-6383
Toll free: 1-866-528-4020
Fax: (515) 242-6384