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Dental Hygienist

DEPARTMENT: Dental
REPORTS TO: Sr. Director of Dental Operations / Dental Services Supervisor
POSITION PURPOSE:
Main purpose is to ensure the delivery of quality dental services and to eliminate oral disease through preventive education, early intervention and comprehensive dental care. Positively influence healthy behaviors through outreach programs within our communities. ?
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
OUTREACH
1) Assist in Education/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various others entities
2) Assist with promote and implementation of the Preventive Services Program(PSP) in local schools


CLINICAL
1) Perform patient screenings
2) Assess oral health conditions
3) Review of health history
4) Perform oral cancer screening
5) Perform head and neck inspection
6) Dental charting
7) Take blood pressure and pulse
8) Take dental radiographs
9) Remove calculus and plaque from all surfaces of patients teeth
10) Applying preventive materials to patients teeth (sealants, fluoride)
11) Educate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
12) Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral health
13) Make impressions of patients teeth for study casts
14) Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensed as a Dental Hygienist in the State of Missouri
Demonstrates professional commitment to providing services to underserved persons
Has the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software
Has a commitment to service and personal excellence
Is team oriented and values diversity



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