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Dental Assistant II

Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: September 5, 2020

Job Description:


Under general or direct supervision, per Iowa Dental Board rules, performs chairside duties in assistance and carries out all functions which a dental assistant is legally certified to perform as delegated by the student or faculty dentist. Performs responsibilities in an environment that includes faculty, grad and dental students.

Employee will rotate through Pediatric Dentistry clinics in the College of Dentistry, Center for Disabilities and Development, UIHC, Stead Family Children's Hospital, and outreach clinics.

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to COD-Requisitions@iowa.uiowa.edu.


  • Assist dentists and dental students with pediatric dentistry procedures ranging from examination to restorative and surgical treatment under OSHA guidelines.

  • Explain/demonstrate DAU concepts and principals to dental students under OSHA guidelines.

  • Explain/demonstrate procedures & appropriate oral hygiene products to patients/parents under OSHA guidelines.

  • Restock supplies - under OSHA guidelines.

  • Dental assist doctors and students in the provision of oral health care to children with developmental disabilities. Perform duties under OSHA guidelines.

  • Under OSHA guidelines, prepare instruments for sterilizations and sterilize select instruments as required.

  • Dental assist with oral sedations of pediatric patients including the use of nitrous oxide analgesia. Perform duties under OSHA guidelines.

  • Set up trays and equipment for pediatric dentistry procedures. Perform duties under OSHA guidelines.


    100% Dental Assistant II - GC25 (Merit)
    College of Dentistry – Pediatric Dentistry
    Dental Science Building (Iowa City, IA)
    Salary: $35,464.32 (Pay Grade: 08)
    An advanced starting salary may be possible based on exceptional qualifications.

    Hours of Work:

    • Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • May require occasional overtime.


      MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Successful completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years of chairside assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.

    • Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.

    • Must possess current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography.


      Applicants must have the following, by time of appointment:

      • Successful completion of ADAA-accredited dental assistant program or 24 full-time months chairside dental assisting experience in four-handed dental practice.

      • Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.

      • Must possess current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography.


        HIGHLY Desirable:

        • Prefer experience w/children.

        • Prefer fluency in Spanish.


          Desirable:

          • Prefer knowledge of dental assisting skills.

          • Prefer good communication skills and ability to communicate concepts.

          • Prefer Certified Dental Assistant.


            Click apply now to apply today!
            Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact COD-Requisitions@iowa.uiowa.edu.

            Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

            The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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