Vista Community Clinic

Registered Dental Hygienist

Req No.
2017-1673
US-CA-Vista
Type
Regular Part-Time
Department
Dental
Schedule
Part Time Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-1:30 pm, Friday 8:00am-12:30am, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sat of the month 8:45am-4:00pm

Overview

Now hiring a Registered Dental Hygienist who under the clinical supervision of the dentist and the administrative supervision of the clinic manager, will provide chair side assistance to the dentist in the concept of four handed dentistry and prepare patients for service delivery.

Vista Community Clinic is a non-profit organization that is working to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services and education for those who need it most. 

Responsibilities

  • Assess dental hygiene condition of patient; use patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; take patient vital signs as required
  • Deliver direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; perform routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, scaling and root planning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants, therapeutic and subgingival agent, fluorides and related procedures 
  • Develop and implement individualized dental hygiene care plans for patients; perform oral health education for patient and/or family 
  • Educate and counsel children and adults on dental health, plaque control, oral hygiene and nutrition
  • Perform chair side assistance to dentist in the performance of special tests, procedures, and complex treatments

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Licensed to practice as a registered dental hygienist in California
  • Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program
  • CPR certified
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Preferred

  • Satisfactory completion of board-approved courses of instruction in: soft-tissue curettage, administration of local anesthetic, and administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental services in an ambulatory care setting
  • Ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, periodontal, and associated conditions and pathology in dental outpatients
  • Knowledge of patient screening, charting, and medical history procedures and documentation
  • Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures
  • Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of dental surgery and associated procedures, terminology and techniques
  • Basic computer knowledge, internet use, MS office and data entry skills

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