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Intra-Oral/Cranio Surgery Technician

Posting ID 131136
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Intra-Oral/Cranio Surgery Tech
Working Title Intra-Oral/Cranio Surgery Technician

Job Description: 

  • Under the direction of nursing staff in an Oral Maxillofacial or Periodontal surgical practice, and as delegated by a faculty dentist or house staff resident, carries out all functions which a dental assistant working with deep or moderate sedation patients is legally registered and certified to perform in the State of Iowa: assists with surgery procedures, the provision of therapeutic, preventive and emergency patient care duties, etc; Prepares, operates and maintains routine and complex equipment, instruments, supplies and dental implants, etc.

Responsibilities not limited to: 

  • Prepares patients for Oral Maxillofacial/Periodontal surgery deep sedation treatment, obtaining past medical history and other pertinent information from the patient or legal guardian.
  • Prepares surgical area for patient care and anticipates the needs of the surgical team. Including the coordination of proper tray setups and equipment necessary for procedures which will be performed.
  • Performs patient monitoring during moderate and deep sedation oral and craniofacial health care procedures
  • Cleans operatory and equipment each day and prepares the area for daily scheduled treatment of patients.
  • Makes radiographs.
  • Ability to maintain a certificate of registration in dental assisting as required by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Ability to maintain certificate of proficiency in ACLS or PALS or DAANCE required by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy relating to the surgical procedure and the instrumentation required in order to effectively anticipate the needs of the oral surgeon or periodontist.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of an ADAA dental assistance program or two years of chairside assistant experience assisting in four-handed method of dentistry.
  • Must have a current certificate of registration to practice as a dental assistant issued by the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners
  • Must possess current Iowa certificate of proficiency in dental radiography.
  • Must possess current certification in ACLS or PALS or DAANCE


  • Monday - Friday from 0800-1700
Phone: 319-356-0432
Application Instructions Submit resume to
Ad Start Date 11/18/2022
Ad End Date 12/09/2022

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