Dental Assistant Programs in Iowa

Top Iowa Dental Assistant Training Schools

If you wish to become a Dental Assistant in Iowa it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Assisting Program.

Listed below are some of the top Dental Assistant Schools and related programs near you.

Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.

If a career in Dental Assisting strongly appeals to you then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for Dental Assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade and is projected to grow by 14% over the coming years with an additional 47,000 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

Choosing a Dental Assistant Program

Take the first step and request information from Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!

Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Assistant School include;

  • Is the School fully accredited?
  • What percentage of graduates are successful in securing their Dental Assisting license in Iowa or their chosen State?
  • How long does the program last or take to complete?
  • How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
  • Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
  • Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
  • Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?

Iowa Dental Assisting License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Iowa law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Assistant there. The Iowa Dental Board governs the licensing of Dental Assistants in Iowa. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:

Phone: (515) 281-5157

Dental Assistant Salary in Iowa

Key Figures For Dental Assistants in Iowa

The average Dental Assistant salary in Iowa is $37,820. This represents an hourly wage of $18.18. Dental Assistants in Iowa earn almost 8% less than the national average. Dental Assistants in New Hampshire earn the most of all Dental Assistants in the USA with an average salary of $45,480.

In 2015 there where 3,260 persons employed as Dental Assistants in the State.

Get Started Today!

Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to Dental Assistant Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best Dental Assisting programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!

Related Healthcare Careers

The table below compares key data for Dental Assistants with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Iowa;

CareerNumber EmployedHourly WageSalary
Dental Assistants3,260$18.18$37,820
Physician Assistants1,000$46.26$96,220
Respiratory Therapists910$24.31$50,560
Dental Hygienists2,340$32.92$68,470
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers690$29.86$62,110
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics2,390$15.94$33,160
Pharmacy Technicians4,390$14.16$29,460
Surgical Technologists740$18.91$39,340
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians740$15.07$31,350
Home Health Aides5,730$11.50$23,920
Nursing Assistants23,130$12.64$26,300
Occupational Therapy Assistants400$25.83$53,720
Physical Therapist Assistants930$22.10$45,970
Massage Therapists820$19.06$39,640
Medical Assistants4,810$15.37$31,970
Medical Transcriptionists970$15.77$32,790



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