Altoona Pediatric Dental


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Pediatric Dental Assistant

We are searching for a Superhero Dental Assistant! Altoona Pediatric Dental is a state of the art growing practice and we are now accepting applications for a full-time Dental Assistant. Position available for enthusiastic individual w/excellent people skills! Professional and positive attitude a must! Must enjoy working with and around children. The ideal candidate is a registered dental assistant who is familiar with Eaglesoft, digital radiographs, coronal polish, and oral hygiene instruction. Nitrous Certification is a plus.

Looking for a full time position with benefits and an amazing group of supporting staff? We are looking for one outstanding registered dental assistant to add to our team of winners. Our patients are awesome, our wage and benefits package is competitive, and our team is excited to meet you!

If you are an outgoing team player with polished manner & hard working attitude and wish to join a dedicated team please fax your resume to: Altoona Pediatric Dental 515-967-1425 or email to


Do you offer Laser Dentistry?
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
What if I have an emergency?
Are payment plans available for my treatment?

Q. Do you offer Laser Dentistry?

A. Dr. Jen has been performing frenectomies to help “tongue-tied” infants and children since 2005. She now uses the laser exclusively “tongue-tie” and “upper lip-tie” revisions. The benefits of the laser include: reduced risk of bleeding and inflammation both during and after laser surgery, faster healing time and less post op discomfort.

Q. When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?


Is it time for a toothbrush?

A. In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

Innumerable studies and research have concluded on the importance of starting children early in their lives with good dental hygiene and oral care. According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay, affecting 50 percent of first-graders and 80 percent of 17-year-olds. Early treatment prevents problems affecting a child’s health, well-being, self-image and overall achievement.

Q. What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

A. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Q. What if I have an emergency?



A. Please call our office at 515-967-9790 as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you in to our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.

You can also view our Emergency Info page, a helpful guide to determine if you need to call the emergency contact number.

Q. Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?

A. We request payment in full at the time the service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made. For your convenience we accept cash, personal checks, credit cards and debit cards. For balances over $500, Bank Iowa can finance a 12, 18 or 24 month loan.

We moved! We started seeing patients at our new office on August 29, 2016. Our new address is 125 38th Ave NE in Altoona. Our phone number is the same. Please contact us at 515-967-9790 for any questions.

Photos of our new office!

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