PT Dental Hygienist

Berlin, New Hampshire   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:15528



POSITION: Dental Hygienist

SCHEDULE: Part Time, 10 hours per week

LOCATION: Northern NH Correctional Facility (NCF) in Berlin, NH


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. 


Minimum Requirements:

Job Requirements:


Current New Hampshire license as a Dental Hygienist.


Current CPR certification


Graduate from an accredited school of dental hygiene required

Preferred experience

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


•           Flexible, dependable, and reliable

•           Strong interpersonal skills

•           Strong verbal and written communication skills

•           Demonstrates knowledge of dental policies and procedures

•           Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously

•           Support philosophy, objectives and goals of the dental department

•           Assume individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance

•           Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. “team-player” as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.


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