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Oct 01, 2021
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Do you enjoy educating patients on exceptional oral health habits? Do you want an opportunity to help the who need the most help ? The MPHD Lentz Dental Clinic is currently looking for a bright, motivated, Dental Hygienist like you to provide comprehensive dental care for children up to age 21. We also provide limited adult emergency care. TennCare is accepted, and for those patients who do not have TennCare, a sliding fee schedule is used. We also provide preventive dental services to children in selected schools in Davidson County through our Dental Sealant Program. These services include dental screenings, dental examinations, oral health education and placement of dental sealants. If you have any questions about this position please contact MPHD HR at ( Typical Duties Performs dental sealant and dental prophylaxis procedures, as well as fluoride treatments as needed. Works with patients to obtain and inspect dental images. Assists in the promotion of dental health programs. Conducts dental educational programs. Educates patients in sound oral hygiene practices. Serves as dental health resource person for nursing staff. Conducts dental health educational activities in all types of assemblies. Assists with the preparation of dental health educational materials. Performs any expanded duty which may be delegated to a certified or registered dental assistant; keeps records and makes reports. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene; three (3) years’ experience as a dental hygienist; and licensed to practice dental hygiene in the State of Tennessee. Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs. MPHD seeks to be a socially and culturally responsive organization that acknowledges and addresses historical and current inequities in our public health promotion and practice. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work with multicultural communities. Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law. Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of the principles and consultative techniques of dental hygiene. Knowledge of the methods and techniques involved in dental prophylaxis and fluoridation. Knowledge of Tennessee dental laws and regulations. Knowledge of the aims and services of a dental health program.