PRN - "PER DIEM DENTAL HYGIENIST POSITION"
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.
•Reviews charts, updates medical histories, and contacts physicians’ offices
with the permission of the patient and dentist for information regarding the
•Provides services according to fissure sealants.
•Maintains accurate medical/dental records and documentation on each patient’s
•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