Dental Hygienist II

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ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S IS A TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE. FLU VACCINES ARE REQUIRED. ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTIC PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS. CURRENT EMPLOYEES: Please apply via the internal career site by logging into your Workday Account ( )and search the “Find Jobs” report. Work Shift: Please see job description for details. Time Type: Full time Department: CC015060 Dental Clinic Summary: Dental Clinic – Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6pm (40 hrs/wk) Assists the dentist in the treatment and care of dental patients in oral hygiene. Assesses dental condition and needs of patient. Performs routine and intermediate level treatment procedures, such as cleaning and polishing, takes x-rays, applies sealants and fluorides. Teaches patient and family how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease through proper diet and oral home care. Additional Information: Required Education: Certificate from college program or technical school approved by the AR State Board of Dental Examiners Recommended Education: Required Work Experience: Related Field – 2 years of experience Recommended Work Experience: Clinics – Related_1 year Pediatric experience Required Certifications: Dental Hygienist – State Dental Board Recommended Certifications: Description 1. Observes patient and informs dentist of anticipated observed concerns. 2. Ensures equipment utilized is in good working order. 3. Reviews consent and medical history prior to treatment. 4. Reviews and maintains dental records documenting assessments and care provided. Performs audits as assigned. 5. Assists in patient/family education through written and oral explanation. 6. Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments. 7. Performs dental radiography adhering to radiation safety guidelines. 8. Polishes teeth and applies fluoride and sealant treatments. 9. Responds promptly to emergency situations and functions as directed by the dentist. 10. Monitors and ensures all instruments and supplies are maintained to sterile standards. Ensures hygiene procedures (hand washing, infection control, etc.) are followed. 11. Cross trains to other job roles. Cross trained to assist the dentist for restorative in absence of assistant. 12. Knowledgeable of all policies. 13. Performs other duties as assigned.

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