Dental Hygienist - 80% - Clinic Administration, College of Dentistry - #19544018

University of Iowa

Date: Apr 7, 2021
City: Iowa City, IA
Contract type: Full time
University of Iowa

Performs educational, therapeutic, preventive and diagnostic dental hygiene procedures delegated by and under the supervision of a licensed/permitted dentist.

  • Perform preventive oral prophylaxis for patients by removing plaque, calculus, stains from exposed and unexposed surfaces of teeth by scaling and polishing teeth.

  • Performs therapeutic peridontal scaling and root planing procedures by removing plaque, calculus and stain from root surfaces.

  • Apply fluoride to teeth to aid in the prevention of cavities.

  • Review and update medical and dental health histories.

  • Perform oral inspection including oral cancer screening.

  • Record dental and periodontal findings; test pulp vitality; analyze dietary surverys.

  • Make digital dental radiographs

  • Record present oral conditions and extent of hygiene treatment on electronic dental chart to provide dentist with information for diagnosis and subsequent treatment when needed.

  • Advise and instruct patients on proper care of teeth and gums, proper diet for good dental health and the impact of tobacco use on oral health.

  • Follow all OSHA protocol.

  • Maintain license in Dental Hygiene as a result maintain a knowledge of advances in the profession.

  • Maintain CPR certification.

  • Educate patients about Collegiate Recall System and restorative dentistry to increase patient awareness of value of service they receive

  • Educate pre-doctoral and dental students regarding the dental hygienist's role in the dental healthcare team.

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of esthetic procedures to include tooth whitening and the periodic maintenance of esthetic restorations.

  • Perform other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the dentist.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.

  • Proficient in electronic health record systems.

80% Dental Hygienist – PD45 (SEIU)

College of Dentistry - (Iowa City, IA)

Salary: $50,979 to commensurate (SEIU Pay Grade: 06)

Schedule: Percentage of time and hours of work to be determined, though will fall within Monday-Friday, 8 – 5:00pm; may require occasional overtime.

Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 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


  • Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene or equivalent is required.

  • License to practice dental hygiene in the State of Iowa is required.

  • Hygienists administering local anesthesia must hold a current 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.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


  • Proficient working with electronic health records.

As part of the application process, please attach the following:

  • cover letter,

  • resume, and

  • 3 names of professional reference.


Applicant materials should clearly indicate qualifications for advertised position.

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Dental Hygienist

  • Appointment Type: SEIU

  • Schedule: Part-time


  • Pay Level: 06

  • Starting Salary Minimum: 50979

Contact Information

  • Organization: College of Dentistry

  • Contact Name:

  • Contact Email:

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