000961

Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Job Code: 000961

 

JOB SUMMARY

Perform non-professional dental work which involves recording findings of dental examinations; perform oral prophylaxis work including the cleaning, polishing, and scaling of teeth; promote dental health education; maintain simple dental records and files.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Examine dental patients for decayed, missing, and filled teeth.

Instruct dental patients in dental hygiene.

Record findings of dental examinations and refer patients needing professional services to a dentist.

Participate in in-service training programs.

Promote dental health education through schools, parents, medical, and dental prophylaxis work including the cleaning, polishing, and scaling of teeth.

Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND SKILLS

Associate's degree in Hygiene or related field, license as a Dental Hygienist

EXPERIENCE

Two years' experience.