Dental Assistant Jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA

Aid dentist as required, especially in areas such as direct patient care, office duties, and preparing materials for treatments. Dental assistants are typically responsible for directly supporting dentists to ensure that procedures run smoothly. They manage equipment such as suction hoses to keep the patient’s mouth dry and workable during treatment, sterilize instruments, and develop X-rays/perform other lab tasks under dentist oversight. Additionally, they coordinate with clients to deliver information on effective hygiene techniques, schedule appointments, and arrange billing/payment. Because many of their tasks involve interaction with dentists and patients, they need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Depending on state regulations, dental assistants may perform coronal polishing to eliminate soft deposits, protect teeth from cavities with sealant or fluoride, and/or prepare patients for procedures by applying topical anesthetic. Some are also expected to prepare materials for temporary crowns and casts of teeth.

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Aspen Dental - Cedar Rapids, IA
Responsibilities Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment Take dental radiographs (x-rays) Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize...
2 days ago
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (23 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Prefer Certified Dental Assistant. In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume (and mark as "Relevant File") to their submission....
2 days ago
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (23 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners....
3 days ago
Mid America Health Incorporated - Anamosa, IA (21 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Dental Assistant Job Description: Mid America Health is seeking a TEMPORARY Dental Assistant to work FULL TIME (40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm) at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in...
3 days ago
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (23 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners....
3 days ago
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (23 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Certified Dental Assistant; 2. Expanded Function Certification; 3. 2 years dental assisting experience; 4. Ability to communicate concepts effectively; and 5....
3 days ago
Midwest Dental - Coralville, IA (19 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Overview Dental Assistant Midwest Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
Aspen Dental - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
15 days ago
Coralville, IA (19 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Midwest Dental is seeking a talented professional to fill a full-time Dental Assistant position in our Coralville, IA office (Monday - Friday Business Hours)....
22 days ago
University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA (23 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners. 3....
30+ days ago
Heartland Dental - Coralville, IA (19 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Provide superior chairside assistance (i.e., four-handed dentistry) to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Utilize Dentrix for patient...
60+ days ago
Mid America Health - Anamosa, IA (21 miles from Cedar Rapids, IA)
Full Time TEMPORARY Dental Assistant Job Description: Mid America Health is seeking a TEMPORARY Dental Assistant to work FULL TIME (40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm) at the Anamosa State...
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Cedar Rapids, IA as reported by the BLS.

$42,670

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Cedar Rapids, IA offer the following education background
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (29.3%)
  • High School or GED (26.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (15.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.2%)
  • Some College (3.2%)
  • Master's Degree (2.2%)
  • Some High School (1.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Assistants in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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