Dental Hygienist – Periodontics (60%-80%)

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Dental Hygienist (60% – 80%) xe2x80x93 PD45 (SEIU) The University of Iowaxe2x80x99s College of Dentistry is looking for an enthusiastic 60%-80% Dental Hygienist who takes pride in providing quality patient care while working as a valued member of our Periodontics team. We offer the opportunity to work in a private practice-type environment with multiple providers, where each day will bring new challenges and rewards. Performs educational, therapeutic, preventive and diagnostic dental hygiene procedures delegated by and under the supervision of a licensed/permitted dentist. For a full job description, please send an e-mail to Perform oral prophylaxis for patients by removing plaque, calculus, stains from exposed and unexposed surfaces of teeth by scaling and polishing. Perform therapeutic periodontal scaling and root planning procedures by removing plaque, calculus from the crown and root surfaces and smoothing of the root surfaces. Administer local anesthesia. Apply fluoride to teeth to aid in the prevention of dental caries. Review and update medical and dental health histories. Perform oral inspection including oral cancer screening. Record dental and periodontal findings. Make digital dental radiographs. Record present oral conditions and extent of hygiene treatment on electronic dental chart to provide dentist with information for diagnosis and subsequent treatment when needed. Advise and instruct patients on proper oral hygiene procedures, proper diet for good dental health and the impact of tobacco use on oral health. College of Dentistry xe2x80x93 Periodontics (Iowa City, IA) Salary: $44,774 – $59,699* to commensurate (SEIU Pay Grade: 06) Advanced starting rate may be possible based on qualifications/experience. Work Location: On-Site Schedule: 24 – 32 hours/week to be determined, Monday xe2x80x93 Friday, 8:00am xe2x80x93 5:00pm May require occasional overtime. REQUIRES: Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Dental Hygiene or equivalent is required. License to practice dental hygiene in the State of Iowa is required. Local anesthesia permit issued by the State of Iowa is required. Hygienists administering nitrous oxide must meet educational criteria in accordance with the rules of the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. DESIRABLE: Proficient working with electronic health records. Periodontal dental hygiene experience Experience educating pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental students regarding the dental hygienistxe2x80x99s role in the dental healthcare team. APPLICATION DETAILS: In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a Resume (and mark as xe2x80x9cRelevant Filexe2x80x9d) to their submission. Please provide # of hours/week worked in each Hygiene position. A Cover Letter is recommended; 3 Names of Professional Reference may be required at a later date. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

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