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Dental Hygienist Job in Houston, TX (225435)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 225435 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:08/17/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Houston, TX 77006
 
Description
PRN - "PER DIEM DENTAL HYGIENIST POSITION" Job Description Legacy Community Health Services is seeking a Per Diem Dental Hygienist that is available to work flexible hours and various locations. Conducts oral examinations, serves as a preventative care specialist and provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. Provides treatment that helps to prevent oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal disease. •Essential Functions •Reviews charts, updates medical histories, and contacts physicians’ offices with the permission of the patient and dentist for information regarding the patients health. •Provides services according to fissure sealants. •Maintains accurate medical/dental records and documentation on each patient’s chart. •Educates patients on proper diet, proper brushing and flossing technique, and the use of special home care instruments such as dentures, flossing threaders, and inter-dental brushes. Demonstrates and explains the proper care of dentures and bridges and explains the causes of dental cavities and gum disease and its prevention. Clarifies health questions and summarizes the dental findings of the exam and explains the needed treatment. •Practices and maintains proper infectious disease control procedures, including preparation, cleaning and disinfection of treatment room before and after each patient, cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments and disinfection of dental equipment. •Maintains dental instruments and equipment in proper working order. Monitors and maintains supply inventory. •As necessary, assists the Dental Assistant by seating patients, cleaning packaging, and sterilizing instruments, setting up trays for dental procedures, screening emergency patients, removing sutures, taking impressions, making models, and chair side assisting. Attends continuing education programs as required to maintain license to practice as a dental hygienist. Participates in the Performance Improvement Program Education & Training Requirements •Possession of an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from a school accredited by the American Dental Association. Work Experience Requirements •One year of experience as a Dental Hygienist, with experience in pediatric patient management.