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Dental Hygienist

Posted on Oct 9, 2020 by CP Rochester

West Brighton, NY
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Part-Time

Job Description

We are currently seeking aDENTAL HYGIENISTto JoinCP ROCHESTERS FAMILY DENTAL CENTER

In this position you will be responsible for cleaning and polishing teeth; implement and evaluate dental hygiene care; provide proper oral hygiene instructions; examine head, neck and intraoral areas for signs of oral disease; take x-rays; apply fluoride or sealants; ensure infection control policy is followed..

* Clean calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from teeth and below margins of gingiva, using dental instruments (scaling and root planning; prophy).
* Assess for signs of health and disease in the oral cavity; identify dental hygiene problems; implement and evaluate dental hygiene care.
* Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
* Examine gums, using probes, to locate and measure receded gingiva and signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease.
* Apply fluoride and other caries preventing agents to strengthen teeth and prevent dental decay; apply sealants to prevent pit and fissure caries.
* Take radiographs.
* Provide proper oral hygiene instructions for brushing and flossing; help patients to set oral health goals and collaborate with them, family and staff to meet their goals; counsel patients to control dietary sugar intake.
* Take impressions for study casts.
* Remove sutures and dressings.
* Prepare work area and instruments; keep work area neat and orderly; maintain and sharpen instruments; clean, oil and set up equipment; disinfect surfaces; sterilize instruments; set up instrument trays.
* Review patients medical histories and consult with dentist and/or physician about any special care needs.
* Infiltrate local anesthetic agents and administer nitrous oxide, if certified.
* Provide dental health education and conduct in-services to augment services of dentist.
* Work chairside with dentist, as needed, during examinations and treatments.
* Achieve program or department goals by performing other responsibilities as required.
* Maintain quality control.
* Performs other duties at the discretion of the Program Director or his/her designee.

HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT:This is a part-time position starting with 1 day per week on Thursdays with the possibility of adding an additional day on Wednesdays. Hours of work are during program hours 8:00am-4:30pm. Evening work may be required as job duties demand.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience


Reference: 27756911

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