Dental Hygienist Jobs in Iowa

Provide preliminary dental care. Dental hygienists operate outside dentist supervision to clean teeth, inspect patients for signs of oral disease or jaw/tooth problems, produce/interpret X-rays, and keep patients informed on positive oral health habits. They also track and maintain patient records and treatment plans. Depending on state regulations, additional duties may include sculpting and installing fillings and/or periodontal dressings.

Dental hygienists must have a working knowledge of the factors influencing dental health—diet, for example—in order to properly educate patients. They are also highly proficient in interpersonal communication, as they interact with clients regularly.

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University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
Perform oral inspection including oral cancer screening. Record dental and periodontal findings; test pulp vitality; analyze dietary surverys....
7 hours ago
Midwest Dental - Boone, IA
Dental HygienistJob Locations US-IA-BooneJob Post Information* : Posted Date 2 days ago(5/5/2021 2:46 PM)ID 2021-9837# of Openings 1Category HygienistType Full Time Regular Overview Registered Dental...
1 day ago
Sac and Fox Tribe of Iowa - Tama, IA
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Complete patient screening procedures such as assessment of oral health conditions, reviewing health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting...
21 hours ago
Waukee, IA
Other tasks include periodontal assessment and restorative charting with a computerized system (Dentrix software ), routine oral cancer screenings, patient education, placement of dental sealants and...
5 days ago
Boone, IA
Dental Hygienists work collaboratively with the dental team to make quality patient care a priority....
5 days ago
Midwest Dental - Boone, IA
Overview Registered Dental Hygienist FULL TIME It is better here. And we would love to tell you all the reasons why. We love hygienists....
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Heartland Dental - Cedar Rapids, IA
Overview Dental Hygienist General Dental Hygienist An Exciting Job Opportunity as a Dental Hygienist If you're searching for a rewarding career as a Dental Hygienist, look no further....
10 days ago
Cedar Rapids, IA
Part time (with potential for Full Time) Excellent location and friendly environment. T, W & Th 7-4:00pm.
21 days ago
Aspen Dental - Sioux City, IA
Registered Dental Hygienist RDH licensure required. About Aspen Dental-branded practices Aspen Dental-branded practices are independently owned and operated by licensed dentists....
30+ days ago
Ocean Dental - Des Moines, IA
Records evaluation of mouth conditions and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to provide dentist with information for more complete diagnosis and subsequent treatment if needed....
90+ days ago

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Dental Hygienist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Iowa

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

$68,870

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.6%)
  • High School or GED (5.8%)
  • Vocational or Certification (5.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Hygienists in Iowa
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

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