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Dental/Medical Professional Job Descriptions 


IMOMDentists: Those with a dental degree and a current, unrestricted Iowa dental license to work in the following areas: dental triage, local anesthetic, oral surgery, restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatrics. If Iowa is not the state of issuance of your License, you must apply for a temporary license from the Iowa Dental Board.  Please click here to apply for a license on-line.  If you have any questions, contact Christel Braness at the Iowa Dental Board at 515.242.6369.  There is no cost for this license.

Hygienists: Those with a dental hygiene degree and a current, unrestricted Iowa dental hygienist license to work in the following areas: hygiene, dental triage, sterilization, anesthesia, as a patient record verifier, as a dental assistant, and radiology. If Iowa is not the state of issuance of your License, you must apply for a temporary license from the Iowa Dental Board.  Please click here to apply for a license on-line.  If you have any questions, contact Christel at 515.242.6369.

Retired Dentist or Dental Hygiene License:  The Iowa Dental Board has established a temporary license for retired dentists and dental hygienists.  To qualify, the applicant must have held an active dental or dental hygiene license within the previous 5 years. 

Dental Assistants: Those who are registered as a dental assistant with the Iowa Dental Board to work in the following areas: dental triage, oral surgery, restorative, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatrics, sterilization.

Students: Dental, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and medical students are needed for various volunteer work based on having the appropriate credentials, experience, and supervision.

Patient Record Verifier: Stationed in each treatment area and responsible for checking the record of each patient prior to leaving the treatment area. Needs to be a dental hygienist with dental screening knowledge and a high level of accuracy. Should be able to catch wrong tooth numbers, unsigned records, need for patient to go to another area for further treatment (i.e., need flipper if just had surgery).

X-Ray Technicians: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to provide or assist with panoramic and intraoral x-rays.

Lab Technicians: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to fabricate, construct, make, or repair oral prosthetics, including treatment partials.

Dental Equipment Maintenance: Individuals with appropriate training and experience to set up, maintain, and tear down dental equipment.

Front Office Staff/Billing Clerks: Experienced billing coders to track completed procedures.

LPNs, RNs, Nursing Students, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Aids: To conduct a medical history and check blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

EMTs: To be available with necessary equipment during treatment hours.

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Tech/Pharmacy Students: To prescribe pre-medication, antibiotics and low-level pain medications. After treatment, call prescriptions in to designated pharmacy and review medications prescribed with patient.   

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