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Dental Hygienist

Company: Community First Health Centers
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the delivery of preventative dental care, treatment of periodontal disease and education to patients. The Dental Hygienist will have exposure and need an understanding of digital film and radiographs, sterilization, use and maintenance of instrumentation/equipment and may be involved with treatment plans. Duties & Responsibilities General responsibilities Promote and maintain awareness of Agency programs, services and activities Ability to build rapport with patient(s), paying attention to detail and providing excellent customer service through positive, professional interaction Review and document patient dental history accurately and in detail as well as any current issues/concerns in EMR Evaluate overall oral health, examining oral cavity for signs of periodontal disease or possible cancers, including sores, recessed & bleeding gums and oral lesions Follow through with oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans prescribed by the Dentist; procedures may include prophylaxis, periodontal scaling, root planning, debridement, application of fluoride treatment(s) and/or protective sealant(s) Ability to apply anesthetics as needed and/or administer nitrous sedation Knowledge and use of film and/or radiograph; ability to take impressions Assists with or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment Patient education Light general office assistance including unlocking doors, turning on equipment, stocking supplies and/or disinfecting treatment room(s) Provide patient support that reflects consideration for emotional, physical, social, cultural, religious and/or economic influences for all age groups Attend meetings, seminars, workshops and/or conferences as needed and approved; for professional development and on behalf of Community First Health Centers Participate in quality improvement activities Other duties as assigned Job Requirements Education and/or Experience Associate and/or Bachelor degree Active Michigan State Dental Hygienist licensure Current certification to administer Local Anesthetic Current certification to administer Nitrous Oxide Sedation Experience working with a diverse population; specifically those in need/with limited resources Computer proficiency Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters at all times Capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all programs, agencies and intra-Agency personnel Detail oriented, active listener and solution oriented Flexible, with the ability to work independently and with minimal guidance Strong oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, to effectively and tactfully deal with a diverse group of patients, staff, customers and community groups Computer proficiency Must understand Age-Specific Care Must maintain Basic Life Support certification Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Community First Health Centers, Warren , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Port Huron, Michigan

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