Knights Family Dentistry is looking for a qualified dental hygienist who will
strive to grow within our new dental practice!
Performs professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth according to the
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners standards. In addition to cleaning,
scaling, and polishing teeth, the dental hygienist develops and teaches a dental
health program designed to prevent dental disease and improve quality of life.
Work requires ability to evaluate clinical findings, medical history and
previous medical/dental records and integrate that information into a plan for
excellent dental hygiene. Appropriately identifies and refers abnormal dental
conditions to licensed dentist director. Exposes, develops and mounts dental X-
rays. Accurately documents record of services rendered. Provides infection
control by using sterilized instruments and applying standard precautions for
all dental procedures. Works under general supervision and with moderate
latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works with persons
who may have multiple physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities which
act as barriers to routine dental care. Works on dental desensitization plans.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of dental disease prevention techniques, of dental prophylaxis
techniques and procedures, and of public health dental programs. Advanced Skill
in the use of dental tools and equipment. Ability to clean and care for human
teeth, to instruct patients and Direct Support Staff in the proper care of teeth
and gums, and to expose, develop, and mount X rays. Knowledge of OSHA Blood
Borne Pathogen Precautions, rules, and regulations related to body fluids and
Biomedical Waste handling. Knowledge and skill in the use of available adaptive
aides which are used to provide dental care to persons with mental, physical, or
behavioral challenges Knowledge of medical terminology and medical conditions
which impact dental health, especially those commonly seen in ICF-IDD facilities
Knowledge and ability to identify abnormal dental conditions and make
appropriate referrals to a licensed dentist for treatments beyond the scope of
practice of a dental hygienist
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the State of Texas.