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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.

100% Instructional Resources Associate–Dental Lab – Dental Administration - Req #66046

Provide predoctoral students, advanced education residents, and faculty with support in the laboratory related aspects of fixed, removable, and implant prostheses, with special emphasis in the area of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided (CAM) fabrication.  In addition, provide instruction in the CAD/CAM and other related technologies in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.  REQUIRES:  Bachelor’s degree in Dental Technology or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience; Certification by the National Board of Certification as a Certified Dental Technician (CDT); and 5 – 7 years’ experience, including --     Knowledge and use of current and new dental technologies, including use of computer-aided design and computer-aided machining; Knowledge of and ability to operate, calibrate, and maintain dental laboratory equipment; and Ability to balance duties related to the Technology Core with support needed for patient care priorities.  Salary:  $46,197 to commensurate.   For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #66005.  On Extended Advertising.

40% TEMPORARY Dental Hygienist – Hospital Dentistry – Req #67484

Under direction of a dentist, provides oral prophylaxis by cleaning teeth and instructing patients on proper oral health care.

REQUIRES:   B.S. degree with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene or equivalent; license to practice dental hygiene in the State of Iowa; local anesthesia permit issued by the State of Iowa; hygienists administering nitrous oxide must meet educational criteria in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners; and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  HIGHLY Desirable:  Experience working with radiation, medically compromised, and dental implant patients.  Desirable:  Proficiency working with an electronic health record.  Hourly rate will be $27.49 - $40.25/hour.  Hours of work will be Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and all day Friday.   For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #67484.   Advertising:  09/24/2015 – 10/08/2015. 

100% Dental Assistant – Endodontics – Req #017017


Under general supervision, performs chairside dental assistance for Endodontic Faculty, graduate students, and dental students. Carries out all functions which a dental assistant is legally certified to perform as delegated by the faculty or student dentist. Participates in student coaching and feedback sessions.  Requires:  Current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the 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:  Endo exp; excellence in patient care. Desirable: good comm skills & ability to communicate concepts; current DANB Dental Assistant Cert; exp w/electronic hlth records; exp capturing/performing/taking CT Scans; ability to work in close qrtrs w/Dental Faculty & Students while maintaining positive environment for patients; background that demonstrates good teamwork, is approachable, cooperative & contributes to overall positive & productive work environment.  For more information and to apply, go to:, reference Req #017017.   Advertising:  10/01/2015 – 10/07/2015. 

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.