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Dental Hygienist (20 hrs-wk, Roslindale Med Ctr)(Full benefits)

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 11/30/2021
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Position: Dental Hygienist

Department: Roslindale Medical & Dental Center

Schedule: Part Time, 20 hours (Rotate Day, Evening, Night/ Weekends only)

Provides direct oral health screenings, promotes oral health education and literacy

Provide direct oral health screenings recording the presence of diseases or abnormalities

  • Completes patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse;
  • Takes and develops dental radiographs (x-rays);
  • Removes calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth;
  • Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides);
Promotes oral health education and literacy

  • Teaches patients and their families on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling);
  • Counsels patients and their families regarding good nutrition and its impact on oral health;
  • Completes impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs); and
  • Performs documentation and office management activities.
Schedules and coordinates referrals for restorative and specialty care when needed.

Meets hospital-wide standards in the following areas:

  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best
  • possible customer service and patient care may be provided.\\
  • Utilizes hospital's Values as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the division's hospital mission.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures

Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

A registered dental hygienist who has satisfied all conditions of licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and maintains a current license to practice in the Commonwealth.

EXPERIENCE:

Five years experience in the area of oral health education and promotion is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, a working knowledge of word processing and data base management and the ability to collect, organize and analyze data.
Req id: 21602 Apply
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