Metropolitan Government Of Nashville & Davidson County Nashville , TN 37201
Do you thrive on educating patients on exceptional oral health habits? Do you flourish when you have a lot going on? The Metro Public Health Department is looking for a school based dental hygienist to provide dental sealant. These services include dental screenings, dental examinations, oral health education and placement of dental sealant.
NOTE: This position works a full time schedule based upon the Metro Nashville Public School schedule.
If you have any questions please contact MPHD HR at (615)-340-5640.
Performs dental sealant and dental prophylaxis procedures, as well as fluoride treatments as needed.
Works with patients to obtain and inspect dental images.
Assists in the promotion of dental health programs.
Conducts dental educational programs.
Educates patients in sound oral hygiene practices.
Serves as dental health resource person for nursing staff.
Conducts dental health educational activities in all types of assemblies.
Assists with the preparation of dental health educational materials.
Performs any expanded duty which may be delegated to a certified or registered dental assistant; keeps records and makes reports.
Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene; three (3) years' experience as a dental hygienist; and licensed to practice dental hygiene in the State of Tennessee.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government's employment-based immigration programs.
Valid driver's license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.
Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and consultative techniques of dental hygiene.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques involved in dental prophylaxis and fluoridation.
Knowledge of Tennessee dental laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the aims and services of a dental health program.