Dental Assistant Jobs in Des Moines, 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 - Des Moines, IA
As a Dental Assistant with an Aspen Dental-branded practice, youll have the support you need to reach your career goals....
22 hours ago
Broadlawns Medical Center - Des Moines, IA
Current state dental assistant registration. Graduation from an accredited dental assisting program or one year relevant work experience....
4 days ago
Dental Connections, Inc. - Des Moines, IA
Dental Assistant ORGANIZATION: Dental Connections, Inc....
5 days ago
Smile Doctors - Ankeny, IA (8 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Dental Assistant Certification/ License Radiography Certification CPR certification required This is the perfect opportunity to grow with an expanding organization!...
6 days ago
Dental Connections, Inc. - Des Moines, IA (1 mile from Des Moines, IA)
POSITION TITLE: Dental Assistant ORGANIZATION: Dental Connections, Inc....
Indianola, IA (20 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Dental Professionals, is looking for a Dental Assistant to join our team. We are searching for an experienced, friendly and patient focused DA to join our upbeat dental office....
19 days ago
Primary Health Care - Des Moines, IA
Completes dental x-rays pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 20 Section 650. g. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures to minimize risk of radiation exposure to employees and patients. h....
30+ days ago
Aspen Dental - West Des Moines, IA (12 miles from Des Moines, IA)
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
30+ days ago
Affordable Dentures & Implants - West Des Moines, IA (12 miles from Des Moines, IA)
You will set-up and breakdown rooms, take and develop x-rays, offer chairside support, take impressions, and provide the patient with post-op instructions and care....
45+ days ago
Correct Care Solutions - Des Moines, IA
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications Notifies H.S.A...
90+ days ago
Aria Care Partners - Des Moines, IA
REQUIREMENTS: Dental Assistant Certification preferred. 1 year clinical experience as a Dental Assistant preferred. Valid Driver's License with no moving violations in the last 5 years....
90+ days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Des Moines, IA

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


Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, IA
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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