Dental Hygienist

Concord, New Hampshire   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:19628


Wexford Health

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POSITION:            Dental Hygienist
SCHEDULE:         Part Time – 16 hours per week
FACILITY:             NH State Prisons
LOCATION:          Concord, NH

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.


Performs technical and advisory services in oral or dental hygiene involving oral prophylaxis. Under the supervision of a dentist, may perform educational and organizational work in promoting oral hygiene. 

Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.


  • Sets up clinic as assigned by Dentist.
  • Scaling and cleaning of teeth as prescribed by Dentist.
  • Assists Dentist in administering fluoride treatments.
  • Assists Dentist in completing dental x-rays.
  • Accurately records services in the medical record of the patient and classify dental conditions utilizing APHA standards.
  • Screens for dental emergencies and sick call.
  • Checks and maintain instruments, equipment and supplies including ordering replacements and submitting work orders.
  • Completes oral prophylactic care including set up of instruments, equipment and supplies.
  • Ensures proper cleanup, packaging and sterilizing of instruments.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Instructs Dental Assistant in proper techniques and other training as directed.
  • Develops oral hygiene education program for patients.
  • Participates in in-service education.
  • Curettage and polishing of teeth.
  • Instructs patients about oral hygiene and proper care of teeth.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sterile conditions of dental unit.
  • Assists Dentist at clinic sessions.
  • Ensures continuity of care.
  • Makes appropriate entries on patient’s dental chart.
  • Supplies data for clinic reports.
  • Recognizes the symptoms of shock and fainting and provides necessary aid as directed or required.
  • Responsible for dental office security to include instrument counts. 


The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


LICENSING: Current New Hampshire license as a Dental Hygienist.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EXPERIENCE: 0–2 years experience working in a dental setting and/or correctional health care setting preferred

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of dental hygiene required





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