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Employment Opportunities - Staff

Listed below are the job opportunities available in the College of Dentistry at this time. All listed positions will comply with University regulations regarding Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment before hiring.


50% Dental Assistant II – Preventive & Community - Req #014869.

Under general or direct supervision, per Iowa Board of Dental Examiners, perform all legally certified chair side dental assistant duties in an adult geriatric and special needs environment that focuses on the oral health needs of patients with medical, psychological, or behavioral health challenges, including the frail elderly. Perform responsibilities in an environment that includes faculty, house-staff resident, and DDS students. Responsibilities also include daily maintenance of Geriatric and Special Needs Dental Clinic supplies and instruments and working with electronic patient records. May rotate to traveling College of Dentistry Geriatric Mobile Dental Unit on location at area and/or regional nursing homes, or assist in the faculty general dental practice.  Requires:  Current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography; and successful completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years of chairside dental assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.  HIGHLY DESIRABLE: experience working with special needs patients and/or those who have medical, psychological, or behavioral health challenges, including the frail elderly. DESIRABLE:  Certified Dental Assistant; Expanded Function Certification; 2 years dental assisting experience; ability to communicate concepts effectively; and Experience working with electronic health records.  Apply on-line at:  http://jobs.uiowa.edu, reference Req #014869.  On Extended Advertising.


 100% Dental Assistant II – Hospital Dentistry Institute – Req #015163

Responsible for performing chairside dental assistance to dental students, graduate students, general practice residents, and staff, to include assisting in Oral Surgery, General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and the operating room/ambulatory surgery center.  Requires:  Current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography; and successful completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years of chairside dental assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.   Desirable:  Prosthodontic experience; surgical implant experience; experience working with electronic health records; and experience working with elderly and medically compromised patients.  Apply on-line at:  http://jobs.uiowa.edu, reference Req #015163.  On Extended Advertising.


 100% Dental Assistant II – Clinic Administration – Req #015233

Assist and work with dentists, dental students and dental hygienists. Interacting with patients, assisting with the management of patients, training dental students in operation of the clinic, developing radiographs and chairside dental assisting. Will assist multiple providers.  Requires:  Current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography; and successful completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years of chairside dental assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.  Desirable:  ability to communicate effectively with others and experience working with electronic health record.  Apply on-line at:  http://jobs.uiowa.edu, reference Req #015233.  Advertising:  08/23/2014 – 08/29/2014.