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Dental Hygienist

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses dental condition and needs of patient, uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.
  • Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides; and related procedures.
  • Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.
  • Performs patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures.
  • Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed
  • Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision
  • Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications
  • Notifies H. S. A if equipment is not in appropriate working order
  • Inventories supplies and equipment maintaining adequate levels as indicated
  • Assists in performing of intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays
  • Ensures that sufficient number of trays is set up for the days patients; pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, and perio/scaling
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic through careful sanitation practices
  • Completes daily instrument count sheet maintaining security control of all instruments within the dental office
  • If daily instruments count is incorrect, they complete reports to Security and H. S. A
  • Performs dental screenings as directed
  • Completes weekly: Cleans developer, Cleans autoclave, Prepares weekly report
  • Completes monthly: Cleans x-ray unit and film processor, Submits monthly statistics report to H. S. A.
  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer



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