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Dental Hygienist Job in Harker Heights, TX (228727)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 228727 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:09/19/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:None Specified
Location: Harker Heights, TX 76548
 
Description
Knights Family Dentistry is looking for a qualified dental hygienist who will strive to grow within our new dental practice! Responsibilities: 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.