Dental Hygienist

Akahi Associates, LLC View Company Profile

Overview: Location: Newport Naval Base Work Schedule: Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0600 and 1800 hours. Shifts will be required for a period of 7.5 to 9 hours, including an uncompensated .5 or 1-hour meal break, depending on shift length. In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period. Benefits: Vested Vacation, sick leave, holiday leave, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short Term Disability Optional Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K) matching with employee participation in 401(K) plan Pay: $39.68/hr + $4.23/hr for Health & Wellness pay Responsibilities: Examine patient’s oral cavity to include mouth, throat, and pharynx, and record conditions of teeth and surrounding tissues. Refer patients to dentist who have abnormalities to include cavities, defective fillings, suspicious growths, or periodontal disease. Apply desensitizing and other topical agents to treat abnormalities to include caries prevention, gingivitis and oral ulceration. Instruct patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using materials to include teeth models, displays, slides, toothbrushes, dental floss, disclosing tablets and mirrors. Demonstrate proper techniques of brushing, flossing, and use of necessary periodontal aids. Explain the common causes of tooth decay and its relationship to general diet. Take impressions and construct sports/safety mouth guards and soft night guards for vital bleaching. Polish restorations and apply pit and fissure sealants. Chair side dental assisting when directed by the Officer-In-Charge of the dental clinic. Record patients treated. Check and maintain instruments to insure working condition. Clean, sharpen, and sterilize instruments. Patient Workload, Readiness, and Scheduling. Utilizes the Corporate Dental Application to enter patient specific workload and readiness status and also for patient scheduling. Qualifications: Degree: Associates Degree or Bachelorxe2x80x99s Degree depending on the program. Education: Successful completion of a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA). Certification: Certified in radiography and basic life support (BLS). Experience: 1 year of working experience after graduation. License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Dental Hygienist. AKAHI ASSOCIATES LLC AKAHI Associates is a premier provider of healthcare workers to various military treatment facilities across the United States. With a corporate office in Honolulu, Hawaii and recruiting office in San Antonio, Texas we specialize in providing skilled, trained and highly successful healthcare workers, including RNs, CRNAs, Physicians, LPN/LVN, Licensed Social Workers, and many more. We have a strong focus on providing our government customers with quality and superior service. Akahi Associates is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click the link below to view the EEO Is The Law poster. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Only qualified individuals who are being considered will be contacted for an interview.

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