Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting Careers

Graduates work in a variety of careers including:

  • private or group practice
  • general dentistry or specialty practices
  • dental schools
  • federal government dental facilities

Starting Wages: $27,400 - $35,600 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development

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Dr. Anne Hennessey Cedar Falls, IA
Cedar River Oral Surgery, P.C./Dr. Edwin King Waterloo, IA
Dr. John Spragg Waterloo, IA
Hennessey Family Dentistry Cedar Falls, IA
Kimball & Beecher Family Dentistry Waterloo, IA
Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. Waterloo, IA

Program Contacts

Dental Administrative Chair

Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Program Advisors

Judy Poland
Grundy Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1352
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Rebecca Carrier
Grundy Hall 156
319-296-2329 ext.1360
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Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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