Dental Hygientist

Distinctive Home Care Inc View Company Profile

Distinctive Home & Health Care is a leading provider of healthcare to serve military installations across the United States. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and support for each one of our clients. Distinctive Healthcare is currently seeking to hire a full time Dental Hygientist at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Minimum 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 as required by 42 CFR Part 75. Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions. License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license as a Dental Hygienist. Core Duties: 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.

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