JOB TITLE : Dental Hygienist - Employee
LOCATION: New Dimensions in Health Care
REPORTS TO: Operations Manager
Hours of Work :
As per Health Center need
Education and/or Experience: License to practice Dental Hygiene in New York State. Two years experience in a dental office setting required Experience with persons with developmental disabilities and children, and bilingualism in English/Spanish is preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements: (Other than general good health) Ability to assist with the transfer of patients.
To provide direct dental hygiene care, including review of records, cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth; taking, processing and mounting of xrays, giving advice and instruction on oral hygiene; application of topical fluoride and sealants and charting of caries and periodontal conditions, all in accordance with New Dimensions in Health Care policy and applicable federal and state regulations.
Preparation and maintenance of patient records to include timely and up-to-date patient records for all services provided.
As appropriate, participate in additional patient related tasks such as accompaniment to and from the operatories, assistance in making of appointments, arranging for required pre-medications and chart review.
As appropriate, participate in operational tasks associated with proper maintenance of the the dental department, such as preparation of dental operatories for subsequent patients.
To participate in meetings, conferences, committees and project teams to develop and maintain high quality care and to assist the Health Center in fulfillment of its mission.
Attend mandated training as required.
Maintain positive relationships with other providers, patients, family members, coworkers and visitors.