Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College

Health Care Training in Southern Iowa
Admissions: (800) 726-2585

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Dental Hygienist

Job Growth

29%+

Average Mean Salary

$71,530

Indian Hills Community College

Dental hygienist jobs are predicted to expand rapidly over the next four years, including in southern Iowa. The Iowa Workforce Development predicts that its annual growth rate will be at 29%, with a mean annual salary of $71,530. In southern Iowa, there is a demand for dental hygienist jobs in Ottumwa, Centerville, Keosauqua, Bloomfield, Corydon, Chariton, Albia and Fairfield.

Health care jobs in southern Iowa

With the aging Baby Boomer generation, more and more nursing professionals will be needed in southern Iowa. Registered Nursing jobs are predicted to grow by 24% over the next four years, with a mean average salary of $68,910. There are nursing jobs available in southern Iowa, including in Ottumwa, Centerville, Keosauqua, Bloomfield, Corydon, Chariton, Albia and Fairfield.

Practical Nursing

Students who successfully complete the practical nursing degree at Indian Hills Community College will be eligible to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN. The coursework is designed to help them pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, or to apply for the Associate Nursing Degree Program at Indian Hills Community College

Associate Nursing Degree

The Associate Nursing Degree Program at Indian Hills Community College builds on what students learned at the practical nursing level, and prepares them for nursing jobs in southern Iowa, including in acute care, clinics, hospitals, schools and long-term care facilities.

Dental Hygiene

This program is set up to prepare students to perform preventative dental hygiene procedures with patient care, expose and evaluate dental radiographs, scale, polish, apply sealants, dental hygiene diagnosis, non surgical periodontal therapy, fluoride, caries and disease prevention, nutritional counseling, habit control, maintain infection control and hazardous waste protocols. 

Dental Assistant

Students in the dental assistant program at Indian Hills Community College will be eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and will be able to go on to earn a dental hygienist degree at a later date. Dental assistants help with patient care, take and process dental radiographs, prepare tray setups for dental procedures, maintain infection control and hazardous waste protocols, and perform office administrative functions.

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Locations

Ottumwa Campus (Main)

525 Grandview Avenue
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Ottumwa Campus (North)

Ottumwa Regional Airport
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Centerville Campus

721 N. First Street
Centerville, IA 52544

Contact Information

Admissions

(800) 726-2585

Veteran Resources

(641) 683-5328 ext. 5328

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