Community Dental Care Maplewood , MN 55109
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!
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.
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
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