Dental Hygienist

Compass Health Network

Job Description


Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $3,000 sign on bonus. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen! *Sign-On bonus is based on hours worked. Chosen candidate can work 32 or 40 hours, 7:45 am - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday.

The main purpose of the Dental Hygienist role 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-JOB SPECIFIC

Outreach

  • Assist in Education/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations,
    community programs and various other entities
  • Promote and assist with the implementation of the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in local schools
    Clinical
  • Perform patient screenings
  • Assess oral health conditions
  • Review of health history
  • Perform oral cancer screening
  • Perform head and neck inspection, along with intra oral and extra oral examination
  • Dental charting accurately reflecting procedures and encounters
  • Take and record blood pressure and pulse
  • Take dental radiographs diagnosed by dentist
  • Works closely with providing dentist to meet the oral health care needs of the patient
  • Reviews and follows all dental clinic protocols, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate with team members to provide emergency care to patients
  • Assist with meeting Compass Health's production, and encounter goals by provider
  • Remove calculus and plaque from all surfaces of patient's teeth
  • Applying preventive materials to patients' teeth (sealants, fluoride)
  • Educate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing
    and nutritional counseling)
  • Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • Make impressions of patient's teeth for study casts
  • professional communication amongst team, and patients
  • ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following
    manufacturer's instructions
  • conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment.
  • Follow OSHA and CDC infection control guidelines
  • Work in sterilization lab area





    QUALIFICATION(S): EDUCATION
  • Associate's degree in dental hygiene required
  • Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene preferred

    QUALIFICATION(S): WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Demonstrates professional commitment to providing services to underserved persons
  • Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software

    QUALIFICATION(S): LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
    Dental Hygienist in the state of Missouri required

    Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

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