Dental Assistant Jobs in Iowa

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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Broadlawns Medical Center - Des Moines, IA
Current state dental assistant registration. Graduation from an accredited dental assisting program or one year relevant work experience....
1 day ago
Dental Connections, Inc. - Des Moines, IA
Dental Assistant ORGANIZATION: Dental Connections, Inc....
2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Coralville, 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?...
Smile Doctors - Ankeny, IA
Dental Assistant Certification/ License Radiography Certification CPR certification required This is the perfect opportunity to grow with an expanding organization!...
3 days ago
Midwest Dental - Dubuque, 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?...
GPAC - Sioux City, IA
Qualifications: Over 18 Years of Age GED/High School Diploma Excellent written and oral communication skills Passion for patientcare (Customer Service) Preferred Certifications: X-Ray and Coronal Polishing...
3 days ago
Dental Connections, Inc. - Des Moines, IA
POSITION TITLE: Dental Assistant ORGANIZATION: Dental Connections, Inc....
Midwest Dental - Cedar Falls, 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?...
Midwest Dental - Boone, IA
Overview Dental Assistant **$2,000 Sign on Bonus*** Midwest Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family!...
Aspen Dental - Cedar Rapids, IA
Dental Assistants that join Aspen are committed to providing quality care and live that mission every day....
10 days ago
Aspen Dental - Cedar Rapids, IA
Take dental radiographs (X-rays). Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment....
10 days ago
Indianola, 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....
15 days ago
Coralville, 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)....
17 days ago
Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, IA
with the Dental Assistant Accreditation Liaison....
18 days ago
Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, IA
Position Details Position TitleAdjunct Dental Assistant Job Description This position will be responsible for delivering all levels of the Dental Assistant program classes....
18 days ago

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Salary for Dental Assistant Jobs in Iowa

This is the average annual salary for Dental Assistant jobs in Iowa as reported by the BLS.

$39,867

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Highest Education Level

Dental Assistants in Iowa 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 (4.1%)
  • 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 Iowa
  • Less than 1 year (60.4%)
  • 1-2 years (28.4%)
  • None (11.2%)

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