Sink your teeth into a Life.Changing. Career in one of Indian Hills Community College’s Dental Programs!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program Dental Assisting – 4 Terms (12 Months)
Dental Hygiene – 8 Terms (24 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Dental Assisting – Diploma
Dental Hygiene – Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.)


Are you one of those people who always notice other people’s teeth? Have you always wondered what was going on behind the chair when you were at the dental office? Then a career in a dental field may be just for you! As a healthcare professional in the dental field, you will help educate patients on techniques and routines to keep their teeth healthy and bright!

At Indian Hills we have programs in both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.  Whether you are looking for a short term program or ready to jump-start your career, we have a path you can sink your teeth into!


Which Path Will You Choose? 

It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

Don’t worry, we’ve got online and in-person courses, so you can start changing your life from anywhere. Select one of our two programs below to check-out the details.

Dental Assisting Program Dental Hygiene Program




Not sure if you want to do the Dental Assisting Program or the Dental Hygiene Program? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Justine or Jody!

For questions or to set up an appointment for our dental clinic, please call 641-683-5209.

justineJustine Munger, BA, QDA, CDA,
Program Director, Dental Assisting

Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5298 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5298


jodyJody Williams, RDH, BS, MA, Program Director, Dental Hygiene
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5120 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5120