Registered Dental Assistant - Sioux City, IA

The Iowa Primary Care Association is actively recruiting a Registered Dental Assistant for a community health center, also called a federally qualified health center (FQHC), in Sioux City, Iowa.

What is a community health center?

  • Community health centers are the nation’s largest source of comprehensive primary care for medically under-resourced communities and populations.
  • Through an integrated care model, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, patients can access comprehensive, coordinated services often under one roof.

Mission of the community health center:

  • Inspiring and empowering our community through health equity for all.

Position Details:

  • New grads welcome!
  • Schedule: 37 hours per week (Mon/Tues: 7:30a – 5p, Wed – Off, Thursday 7:30a – 8P, Friday 7:30a – 5p)
  • Hour the Clinic is Open: Mon – Thurs 7:30am-8:00pm; Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Evenings: 1 evening per week until 8 PM, no weekends
  • Number of Operatories: 14

What is required:

  • Accredited dental assisting degree.
  • IA Dental Assistant registration, or within 60 days of hire.
  • Dental radiography certification, or within 6-months of hire.
  • Current BCLS & Mandatory Reporter certifications, or within 30-days of hire.
  • Strong ability to be flexible and adjust to multiple providers needs and practice styles without notice.
  • Strong ability to work independently and quickly between patients.

What is preferred:

  • Experience with expanded functions
  • Bilingual in Spanish

What you will be doing:

  • Work chair side with providers, overflow columns, and hygiene assistant.
  • Assist provider teams and hygienists with seating, dismissing and operatory clean up between patients.
  • Assist with emergency patients, heavy schedules and assist with volunteer providers chair-side as needed.
  • Prepare operatory/clinic areas for treatment activities.
  • Cleans & disinfects operatories, instruments.
  • Maintain & replenish supplies.
  • Maintain & complete patient records.

Benefits Offered:

  • Starting hourly wage: $20.00/hour and up with expanded functions
  • Cost sharing with the health center and employee for these benefits: Medical Insurance (including RX), Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account - Medical and Dependent Care.
  • 401K Retirement Plan – with 5% match
  • 100% of these benefits paid by health center: Group term life insurance for employee, spouse, and dependent children, short term disability for employee, long term disability for employee.
  • Supplemental insurance policies available for employee purchase include: life insurance, disability insurance, cancer insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, critical illness insurance, and accident insurance.
  • Paid time off (PTO): accrues each pay period up to 120 hours your first year of employment.
  • Paid holidays: 9 paid per year.
  • Tuition assistance: up to $3,000.00/year and a total of $10,000.00/employee.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness/Repayment: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program: for employee and immediate family members.
  • Business Casual Work Environment

This health center is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

This health center participates in E-Verify.

Pre-employment drug screen, background check, and review of required immunizations including COVID vaccination are required. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical accommodation.

Application process: 

Submit your resume below, or email it directly to Kelly DiAllesandro at

Additional Info

  • Specialty: Dental Assistant
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Sioux City

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