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Careers

Dental Hygienist

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform oral prophylaxis and/ or root planning to dentition via supra and sub gingival scaling using hand and/ or ultrasonic instruments, coronal polishing (as needed), and head/neck/oral cancer screenings.
  2. Assists in copying, filing, faxing, updating pre-authorizations and plans as well as other projects related to administrative support.
  3. Applies sealants, SDF, fluoride varnish, or other chemotherapeutic agents in collaboration and as prescribed by dentist.
  4. Expose radiographs in collaboration and as prescribed by the dentist.
  5. Performs periodontal assessment, caries assessment, and all required/ appropriate document charting while collaborating with the dentist.
  6. Monitor Nitrous Oxide.
  7. Assist the dentist and/ or other team members when necessary or as time permits.
  8. Clean and stock operatory and maintain equipment as needed.
  9. Provide oral health (and systemic health correlation) education, explain treatment plans, and treatment options to patient.
  10. Reviews patient health history and takes blood pressure and pulse vitals.
  11. Practices universal precautions and other sterilization and infection control procedures.
  12. Provide information to callers regarding patient care as directed by dentist.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: 
Graduate of an accredited school of Dental Hygiene.

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • Current Nebraska Dental Hygienist license.
  • Current local anesthetic certification.
  • Basic Life Support certification.
  • Ability to work well with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Bi-lingual or ability to work with an interpreter if the need arises.
  • Experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role.
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment.