Dental Assistant Programs in Iowa
Iowa Dental Assisting Schools
Find an accredited Iowa or online school with dental assistant certificate training classes and college degree programs. Go to school for about 1 year and learn to increase the efficiency of a dentist office, perform and assist with dental procedures, and complete administrative tasks.
Use the zip-code program search to find accredited CDA training in Iowa.
What does a dental assistant do? State of Iowa Dental Assisting Requirements
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Dental Assisting Schools in Iowa
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State of Iowa, Dental Assisting Certification Requirements
To work as a dental assistant in the State of Iowa, you must be 17 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be registered with the Iowa Dental Board and have received a Certificate of Registration.
Dental Lab Trainee You must be a high school graduate or equivalent You must be 17 or older Enrollment in a cooperative ed or work study program Apply to the Iowa Dental Board to receive a certificate of registration. Work under a licensed dentist who has issued your trainee status. Iowa Registered Dental Assistant Worked as a dental assistant trainee for 6 months If you're from out of state, you have had a minimum training of 6 months within the past two years, or you graduated from an accredited dental assisting program. Complete a board-approved program or a job using curriculum approved by the state board in infection control, hazardous materials and jurisprudence. Complete and pass the state exams. Have a current and valid CPR card. Apply to the Dental Board for registration. Basic, Certified Level 1 and Certified Level 2 Expanded Function Providers
You must be a graduate of a CODA-accredited dental assisting program, or have a current DANB certification. Or, you may have at least one year of clinical practice, or a minimum of one year clinical practice in a state that does not require any registration.
Basic Expanded Function Provider:
Complete training through a CODA accredited program which may include training from a licensed dentist.
Certified Level 1 Provider
Taking occlusal registrations Placement and removal of gingival retraction Fabrication and removal of provisional restorations Applying cavity liners and bases, desensitizing agents, and bonding systems Placement and removal of dry socket meds Placement of periodontal dressings Testing pulp vitality Monitoring nitrous oxide inhalation Taking final impressions Removal of adhesives using hand instrumentation Preliminary charting of existing dental restorations and teeth
Certified Level 2 Provider
Become a Certified Level 1 Provider Pass the exam with at minimum of 75 percent Complete your Level 2 Functions training.
Level 2 Functions
Placement and shaping of amalgam following prep by a dentist Placement and shaping of composite Forming and placement of stainless steel crowns Record taking for dentures Soft reline tissue conditioning