Dental Hygienist

Community Health and Dental Care, Inc. View Company Profile

Dental Hygienist xe2x80x93 reports to Dental Clinical Supervisor $86,000 – $91,000/year Full-time, exempt Pottstown, PA Benefits: Competitive base salary, Medical Insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance, PTO Accrual, 401K Company Match, 12 Paid Holidays, Company paid life insurance, Employee Health Reimbursement Program, No PTO needed for employee preventative care appointments, Employee Assistance Program, employee discounts, summer picnic, and much more! Who we are: Community Health and Dental Care (CHDC) is a non-profit community health center located in Pottstown, PA. We provide the highest quality health and dental care for our patients by utilizing the latest standards and most advanced technology in a professional atmosphere. What you will do: The Dental Hygienist provides preventive and therapeutic dental services to patients within the scope of practice of Registered Dental Hygienists according to Pennsylvania standards. The Dental Hygienist also maintains proper dental records and timely completion of billing information. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides quality dental hygiene care in all venues through which agency personnel provide dental care. Assist with policy/procedure development in the dental department. Implement and adhere to the policies of the organization, as well as those of funding sources and third-party payers. Attend all regular dental team meetings. Implementation of the dental departmentxe2x80x99s Quality Improvement Plan. Maintain cleanliness and infection control measures in the dental clinic. Maintain supply inventory for hygiene treatment. Work with front desk personnel to efficiently schedule hygiene patients. Seat and dismiss patients and set up operatories for procedures. Chart all patients, including date, service rendered, instruction given, treatment planning, medical history updates, etc. Perform clinical procedures within the scope of hygiene practice, including thorough and gentle prophylaxis, scaling, root planning and selective polishing when medically necessary, expose radiographs as prescribed by dentist, apply topical fluoride as appropriate. Provide patient instruction and demonstrate, when necessary, as delegated by dentist. Maintain current CPR licensure. Other related duties as assigned. Adheres to the organizations mission, vision, and values. Adheres to the organizationxe2x80x99s policies regarding time and attendance. Complies with accepted dress code and maintains a professional image. Demonstrates reliability and trustworthiness. Manages time and other resources to meet established goals within the agreed upon time frames. Demonstrates flexibility in the acceptance and completion of work assignments. Participates in the departmentxe2x80x99s performance improvement activities. Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information. Observes the Health Care Systemxe2x80x99s compliance policies. Requirements: Qualifications, Education, and Knowledge At least two years of post-secondary education from an accredited dental hygiene program required. Must be licensed to practice dental hygiene in Pennsylvania. PHDHP required CPR Certified At least one-year dental hygiene experience strongly preferred. Ability to work with a diverse population and sensitivity to low-income populations. Highly organized. Computer proficient in office management software Attendance required at assigned CHDC site(s) Must generally be present during operating hours at assigned CHDC site(s). Must be available outside the health centerxe2x80x99s normal business hours when necessary. Bilingual/bicultural preferred. Strong interpersonal skills CHDC is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ+ employer. For more information about CHDC and its services, visit us online at

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