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Dental Hygienist

Position Description                                                                                Please email resume to:  hr@coastalfamilyhealth.org

Job Title: Dental Hygienist Department: Dental
Pay Range: Level 2 Classification: Hourly
Reports To: Dental Director Status: Full-Time/Part-Time
Board of Directors Approval Date: March 1994 Last Revision Date: August 2014
Summary
Dental hygienists are skilled healthcare workers that must be trained in techniques, skills and concepts related to dental care.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Promotes and educates patients as to proper preventative techniques, including sulcular brushing and flossing.
  • Administers in-office fluoride treatments and assists the dentist in determining supplemental fluoride treatments.
  • Performs teeth prophylaxis appropriately.
  • Removes calcerious deposits on teeth.
  • Assists in community fluoride and oral hygiene programs (i.e. in schools, etc.).
  • Adequately maintains an active recall system in conjunction with the receptionist.
  • Takes and processes radiographs accurately and as needed.
  • Treats patients with respect and assists in prevention and dental care not requiring the expertise of the dentist.
  • Calls hygiene patients to remind them of their appointment times.
  • Appropriately documents services rendered in patient charts.
  • Develops oral hygiene plans.
  • Assists the dentist as required; performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Education Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in dental hygiene; current licensure by the State of Mississippi; demonstrated ability to perform position duties; and experience as a dental hygienist.
Core Competencies
  • Knowledge of dental office practices and procedures. 
  • Ability to evaluate patient conditions and make referrals. 
  • Ability to effectively organize time and materials.
  • Ability to effectively work with dentists, colleagues, patients, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to desire to work as a team member.
  • Ability to travel without assistance as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Skill in the understanding of, and sensitivity to, persons of all educational, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the working day. 

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