Hygienist - Non-Profit Dental Clinic

Community Dental Care Maplewood , MN 55109

Posted 2 months ago

Community Dental Care, a non-profit whose mission is to provide culturally sensitive community oral health care, preventive education and professional training, and to advocate for access to all, seeks a great Hygienist to join our team at both our Maplewood location. If you like being a team player, working with a thoughtful team, are passionate about serving the underserved this role is for you!

Sign-on bonus: $3,000 for Full Time!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Hygienist assists the dentist in providing oral health to patients by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth. Takes and processes X-rays. Records evaluation of mouth conditions and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to provide dentist with information for more complete diagnoses and subsequent treatment if needed. Provides the patient with ongoing preventive oral care through patient education, treatment and reinforcement of the doctor's treatment plan. Adheres to all required OSHA and health regulations.

HOURS:

Monday - Thursday: 7:20AM-2:30PM or 2:20AM-9:30PM (rotating two AM, two PM)

Friday: 7:20AM-12:30PM or 12:20-5:30PM

Open to full time and part time applicats!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete prophylaxis to include scaling, root planning and polishing of restorations

  • Preliminary charting of oral cavity and surrounding structures; to include case histories, perform initial and periodic

  • examinations and assessments to determine periodontal status and formulate a dental hygiene treatment plan in coordination with a dentist's treatment plan

  • Dietary Analysis

  • Etch appropriate enamel surfaces, application and adjustment of pit and fissure sealants

  • Replacement, cementation and adjustment of intact temporary restorations extraorally and intraorally

  • Removal of marginal overhangs

  • Make referrals to dentists, medical doctors, and other practitioners in consultation with a dentist

  • Administer local anesthesia

  • Administer nitrous oxide inhalations analgesia

  • Remove temporary crowns with hand instruments only

  • Fabricate, cement, and adjust temporary restorations

  • Place and remove matrix bands

  • Call and confirm appointments for the following day during down time

  • Make recall phone calls during down time

Additional or different duties may be assigned from time to time or on a regular basis


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Hygienist - Non-Profit Dental Clinic

Community Dental Care