General Dentist - Des Moines, IA

The Iowa Primary Care Association is actively recruiting for a General Dentist to work at a community health center (also called an FQHC) in Des Moines, IA.

Position Details:

  • Eligible for student loan repayment up to $50,000 for two years of service (and renewal possible)
  • Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM – 5PM; no weekends
  • Avg # of pts seen per day: 13 with additional hygiene checks
  • Number of operatories: 9
  • Laboratory: external laboratories used for fixed and removable prosthodontic cases
  • X-ray: Digital
  • Current Staff: 1 FT General Dentist, 1 FT Hygienist, 2 PT Hygienists
  • Call Schedule: After 6 months of employment, dentists are expected to take call in 2 week increments approximately 3x/year. Not required to go into clinic while on call.
  • Electronic record system: Dentrix
  • Additional info: diverse patient population with many Spanish-speaking patients and large pediatric patient population.

Required Qualifications:

  • DDS/DMD degree from an approved dental school
  • Current license to practice dentistry in the state of Iowa
  • Current license to prescribe narcotics used in patient care (DEA & CSA)
  • Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certification
  • Eligible for hospital privileges
  • Ability to consistently meet the departmental work schedule as designated
  • Ability to treat patients of all ages within the scope of general dentistry
  • Ability to perform surgical extractions
  • Ability to perform anterior root canals

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Desire to pursue a long-term career in community health
  • GPR or AEGD residency completion
  • Interest and experience in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery

We Offer:

  • Eligible for sign on bonus!
  • Eligible for student loan repayment up to $50,000 for two years of service (and renewal possible)
  • Insurance: health, dental vision, short term and long term disability,
  • Retirement: employer matched 100% on first 3% contributed by employee, and 50% on next 1-2% employee contribution.
  • CME: $2,250 & 5 days for 1.0 FTE
  • Holidays: 8 paid + floating holiday
  • PTO: based on FTE and years of service – new employees receive 25 days per year


Additional Info

  • Specialty: Dentist
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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