Dental Hygienist

Concord, New Hampshire   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19978

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION:            Dental Hygienist
SCHEDULE:         Full Time (32 hours per week/ 4 day week)
FACILITY:             New Hampshire Department of Corrections
LOCATION:          Concord, New Hampshire

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.
 

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

DUTIES/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. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

TRAVEL: None

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

EOE/M/F/D/V

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